KNOX COUNTY, Tenn. — A motorcyclist who was killed in a crash last week was driving at an "extremely high rate of speed" when he hit an SUV in an intersection, according to the crash report.
The Knox County Sheriff's Office investigated the crash that killed 35-year-old James Eric Beasley, 35 It happened Wednesday near Three Ridges Golf Course and Wise Springs Road south of the Gibbs community.
The investigating officer said that Beasley left his home after an argument with his wife, and noted in the report that he was likely in an emotional or angry state and driving recklessly.
He traveled about four miles down Ridgeview Road before crashing into an SUV that had just turned on to the road.
A resident who lives at that intersection has a camera that actually captured the accident on video. Officers showed the SUV coming to a stop at the stop sign on Wise Springs Rd. before turning left onto Ridgeview Rd. That's when the motorcycle slammed into the drivers side rear fender.
The driver of the SUV was transported to Parkwest Medical Center to be treated for what appeared to be minor injuries.
The Knox County Sheriff's Office identified Thursday the man who died in a motorcycle crash on Ridgeview Road in Northeast Knox County.
James Eric Beasley, 35, crashed around 7:50 p.m. Wednesday near Three Ridges Golf Course and Wise Springs Road south of the Gibbs community, according to the sheriff's office.
Deputies also said one other person was taken to the hospital for injuries that weren't life-threatening.
A crash reconstruction team was on the scene Wednesday night and KCSO said they would be there a few hours to investigate.