Louisiana man dies in wreck at Great Smoky Mountains National Park


(7/5/19) NEWFOUND GAP, Tenn. (AP) — A Louisiana motorcyclist has died in a wreck at Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which borders North Carolina and Tennessee.

The National Park Service tells news outlets 50-year-old Clyde Anders Jr., of Pleasant Hill, lost control of his motorcycle Thursday afternoon and hit another motorcycle in front of him. Park Service investigators say in a statement that Anders then veered into oncoming traffic and crashed into an SUV.

It’s unclear if anyone else was injured in the crash, which closed Newfound Gap Road for several hours.

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