A Lake City motorcyclist died and his wife was injured after a Saturday morning collision with a sports utility vehicle on Lake City Highway, authorities said.
The crash happened at about 10:45 a.m. Saturday on Lake City Highway, also known as US 25W, at Old Lake City Highway between Clinton and Lake City. The Anderson County Sheriff’s Department said William Ferrell, 71, of Old Lake City Highway in Clinton, was driving a Mercury Mountaineer SUV and turned into the path of a Harley-Davidson motorcycle operated by Gregory McNelley, 53, of Longfield Road in Lake City. His wife, Julie McNelley, 49, was a passenger on the motorcycle.
The McNelleys were taken by Anderson County EMS to the University of Tennessee Medical Center, the Sheriff’s Department said in a statement. Gregory McNelley died Saturday afternoon. Julie McNelley was admitted, but her injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
William Ferrell was not injured.
The Sheriff’s Department said the investigation into the crash is ongoing, but alcohol use is not suspected to be involved.
“The crash report will not be available until the end of next week,” said the statement from Chief Deputy Mark Lucas. “No additional information is available at this time.”