Motorcyclist killed in crash on Briley Parkway

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A motorcyclist was killed in a crash on Briley Parakway Saturday morning.

At 9:40 a.m., John Robert Sanders, 20, of Hendersonville, collided with a 2012 Kia Sorrento on Briley Parkway near Dickerson Pike.

Metro police investigators believe Sanders was travelling eastbound on Briley Parkway when he passed between the Kia and another vehicle.

Witnesses stated that once Sanders passed both vehicles, he merged left in front of the Kia and began making gestures while quickly braking on and off.

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The Kia struck the motorcycle’s rear tire causing Sanders to lose control – after he applied the brake once again, according to police.

Sanders then entered Briley Parkway East’s right lane – where he was struck by the driver of an eastbound tractor-trailer.

The truck driver told police he couldn’t avoid the collision.

Sanders died at the scene. No one else was injured.

No evidence of alcohol or drug involvement was at the scene of the accident.

The primary contributing factor to the crash appears to be reckless driving on the part of the motorcyclist.