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KPD: Motorcyclist identified after crash on Asheville Highway

The crash happened at the intersection of Asheville Highway and Ruggles Ferry Pike, according to police.
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — One person is dead after a crash involving a motorcycle in East Knoxville Thursday morning, according to the Knoxville Police Department. 

At around 7:40 a.m., KPD responded to the intersection of Asheville Highway and Ruggles Ferry Pike. The motorcyclist, Travis Wilkerson, 32, was dead when officers arrived, according to KPD. 

Based on the investigation, it is believed that the motorcycle was traveling west on Asheville Highway when a Honda SUV attempted to turn left onto Ruggles Ferry, KPD said. 

According to police, the motorcycle then struck the side of the Honda. No other injuries were reported. 

The crash remains under investigation by KPD crash reconstruction investigators. 

This story is ongoing and we will update you when we learn more.  

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