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BREAKING NEWS: Fatal Accident Involving Motorcyclist Near Whites Creek

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A motorcyclist is dead and drag racing could be to blame.

Metro police are still investigating the cause of the accident that was called in at around 12:20 a.m. Wednesday at Briley Parkway East at Whites Creek Pike, however, prior calls regarding motorcycles drag racing on County Hospital Road has authorities investigating that as a possibility.

The motorcyclist, a man in his mid-to-late 20s, has not identified.

Minor injuries are reported in a second accident at the scene involving a car. According to police, early indicates reveal the motorist came upon the downed motorcyclist and with another motorist in the other lane, they chose to hit the wall.

A mile-stretch of Briley East is expected to remain closed until around 6:30 a.m.

There were 67 reported motorcycle fatalities in the state this year as of yesterday's Tennessee roadway fatalities report.

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