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Motorcyclist loses leg in Chattanooga crash

CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) - A motorcyclist is in the hospital following a serious crash Sunday on Highway 27.

It happened just before 8:00 p.m. Sunday near the Martin Luther King Boulevard exit.

Chattanooga traffic investigators say the rider, 56-year-old Tommy Peppers, lost control of his Harley Davidson and hit a guardrail.

He was thrown into opposing traffic lanes.

The impact severed his left leg.

Peppers was taken to Erlanger where he is being treated for life threatening injuries.

The crash shut down Highway 27 for several hours.

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