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THP: Motorcyclist dead after crash on Tazewell Pike Sunday evening

The eastbound lane on Tazewell Pike was closed to traffic on Sunday night, according to TDOT.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Authorities responded to a motorcycle crash that happened at 7:39 p.m. Sunday on Mountain Shadow Drive on Tazewell Pike, according to Knox County dispatch. 

Dispatch agents confirmed they received a "10-46" call, which indicates a crash with injury. 

According to a report from the Tennessee Highway Patrol, a man was driving east on a motorcycle on Tazewell Pike when another man, 71, was turning left onto Tindell Lane.

The report said the driver of the car did not yield the right-of-way and they crashed. They said that the motorcyclist died as a result of the crash. He was wearing a helmet at the time, the report said.

Charges are pending for the driver of the car, according to the report.

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