1 dead, another injured after motorcycle collision on Dragon


MARYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — One person died and another was injured when their motorcycles collided and went over a steep embankment on an East Tennessee road known as The Dragon. The survivor was finally rescued after his shouts for help were heard more than 24 hours after the crash.

The Daily Times of Maryville reports (http://bit.ly/2dZgN4T ) that the wreck wasn’t discovered until a group of motorcyclists heard the survivor’s shouts at about 12:45 p.m. on Sunday.

The crash had occurred the previous day at 10 a.m., plunging the riders 50 and 100 feet below the road, which is famous for its 318 curves in 11 miles along the western edge of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Blount County Fire officials said the survivor was flown out by helicopter after an elaborate rescue effort.

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Information from: The Daily Times, http://www.thedailytimes.com

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