Great Smoky Mountains National Park Rangers responded to a report of a motorcycle collision along Newfound Gap Road near Park Headquarters at approximately 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 30. A male juvenile, 17, from Dickson County, Tenn., was traveling northbound when he lost control of his motorcycle in a curve, veered into oncoming traffic, and then collided with a sedan and SUV. The accident occurred approximately 2 miles south of Gatlinburg, Tenn. The motorcyclist died as a result of his injuries.
Park Rangers and the Gatlinburg Fire Department responded to the scene to provide emergency services. The patient was unresponsive and was pronounced deceased at 6:13 p.m. No other involved visitors were injured in the accident. No additional details are available at this time.
– National Park Service release