Motorcyclist killed in Franklin crash near TA truck stop

Franklin Police
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FRANKLIN, Tenn. (WKRN) – A motorcyclist died Thursday morning in a crash on Long Lane near Peytonsville Road in Franklin.

It happened outside the TravelCenters of America (TA) truck stop, not far from Interstate 65, around 9:30 a.m.

Franklin police said the crash happened when a Kentucky man driving an SUV turned left in front of the motorcyclist into the truck stop.

The motorcyclist, identified as a 35-year-old Franklin man, then hit the SUV. He was critically injured and taken to Williamson Medical Center where he later died.

Neither of the drivers’ identities has been released at this time.

“Our hearts are with the family as they grieve this tragic loss,” the Franklin Police Department said.

The investigation is ongoing. Further details weren’t immediately known.