Motorcycle rider dies from injuries following collision at 81-26 interchange


    A motorcycle rider was killed following a crash late Wednesday at the Interstate 81/26 interchange in Kingsport. (MGN)<p>{/p}

    A two-vehicle crash in Kingsport Wednesday night at the Interstate 81-Interstate 26 interchange resulted in a fatality, Kingsport police reported.

    Sammy P. Fanning was operating a motorcycle and merging on to Interstate 81 from 26 when the bike collided with a two-door sedan driven by Richard M. Estep, the report said.

    The collision caused the motorcycle to overturn, throwing Fanning, 46, to the pavement. He was taken to an area hospital where he later died of his injuries. Estep was not injured, police said.

    The crash is still under investigation.

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