Man dies in fiery motorcycle crash - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Man dies in fiery motorcycle crash

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A man died when he crashed his motorcycle.

The crash happened at Third Street and Peebles Road around 2 p.m.

The motorcycle caught fire after the crash. Witnesses said the biker was going over 100 miles per hour.

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"It was a big boom," Kevin Williams said. "It was a big pop. It was a big boom; I looked and a gentleman was flying through the air, and when when I ran over there, his motorcycle was on fire."

Witnesses said the motorcycle was going north on Third Street. They said the driver went through a green light at Pebbles and hit a white truck that was pulling onto Third. The impact threw the motorcyclist at least 100 feet.

"I knew when I saw that man flying in the air he was hurt, but I didn't know it would be anything like that," another witness said.

Police have not identified the motorcyclist. It is unclear what condition the driver of the truck is in.

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