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UPDATE: Traffic fatality on I-24 involves motorcycle

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MARION COUNTY, TN (WRCB) - UPDATE:  A 72-year old man has been identified as the victim in an accident on I-24 Thursday morning. 


Tennessee Highway Patrol reports that Earl Winn of Winchester, TN died when the motorcycle he was riding crashed into a tractor trailer.  


THP says the call came in around 10:15 a.m. EST.  The accident happened around mile marker 165 which is near the Marion  County, TN /Dade County, GA line.  


THP reports that Winn was going east on I-24 when he ran into backed up traffic in the Interstate. He was unable to decelerate his motorcycle and laid it down crashing into the back of the tractor trailer and continued sliding.  The tractor trailer continued traveling east.


The motorcyclist died at the scene. 


TDOT expects the area to be cleared by 3:00 p.m. EST. 

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