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Motorcyclist dead after accident in front of Walmart in Kingsport

Motorcyclist dead after accident in front of Walmart in Kingsport

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KINGSPORT, TN (WJHL) - Police in Kingsport have released the names of the drivers involved in an accident Saturday afternoon on Fort Henry Drive that resulted in the death of a motorcyclist.

The driver of the motorcycle, 23-year-old Samuel Ireson,  Jr., died in the crash.

The driver of the car, Kimberly S. Wieger, 53, was taken to the Holston Valley Medical Center. She has since been treated and released. 

Investigators told News Channel 11 that a motorcycle hit the passenger side door of a car turning into Walmart’s parking lot.

Kingsport police say both vehicles had a green light, but the driver of the car turned into the path of the motorcycle.

The driver of the motorcycle lost control, was thrown from his motorcycle, and landed in a nearby ditch. The car was then engulfed in flames. Kingsport police say the crash is still under investigation and possible charges are pending. Link to previous story:
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