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Motorcyclist Killed In Crash On 8th Avenue South

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Posted at 2:17 PM, Mar 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-06 15:17:22-05

A motorcyclist has been killed in a crash south of downtown Nashville.

The wreck happened around 9:40 p.m. Saturday and involved three vehicles on 8th Avenue South at Chestnut Street.

The victim has been identified as 27-year-old Joshua Cannon.

According to a preliminary investigation, authorities said Cannon was riding a Harley Davidson Sportster at a high rate of speed when he hit the back of a Dodge sedan that was stopped in traffic.

That’s when Cannon’s motorcycle went down onto its left side and slid into the rear of a Lincoln SUV.

Officials confirmed Cannon died at the scene. No other injuries were reported.

Police said there was no indication of alcohol or drug involvement.