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Victims identified in fatal motorcycle accidents

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UPDATE: The fatality victim of Sunday evening's crash on I-24 has been identified as 24 year-old Brent Taylor and the fatality victim of a separate accident on Hwy 153 has been identified as 57 year-old Terry Yates. 

Yates retired from the Chattanooga Police Department in 2004 with over 25 years of service. 

Both crash investigations are still on-going.

original story:

CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) -- Chattanooga police are investigating two fatal accidents that happened overnight Sunday.  Both accidents involved motorcycles.

The first happened around 11:30 p.m. on I-24 near mile marker 178.  

Chattanooga Police Traffic Division responded to a multiple vehicle accident with a fatality Sunday Interstate 24 at 11:30 p.m.

Witnesses stated that a motorcycle, traveling eastbound on I-24, attempted to pass a tractor trailer on the left. The motorcycle clipped the rear of another vehicle that was in the left lane while attempting to pass. This caused the motorcycle to crash and threw the rider of the motorcycle under a tractor trailer.

The tractor trailer ran over the body of the motorcycle rider. A black male, 24 years old, rider of the motorcycle, was pronounced dead by responding medics.  

No charges have been filed and the investigation of the accident is continuing. 

The second accident happened near midnight on Hwy 153 at Shallowford Road.

Watch Channel 3 Eyewitness News tonight at 6:00p.m. for more information.

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