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Motorcycle crash near Joelton leads to death of one man

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Posted at 10:54 AM, May 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-03 11:54:48-04

JOELTON, Tenn. — A motorcyclist was killed early Friday morning when he crashed on I-24 East at the Joelton exit.

Officers responded to the scene around 6 a.m. Friday after a driver found the motorcyclist in a grassy area on the opposite side of a guardrail. The motorcyclist, who was riding a 1998 Yamaha motorcycle, has been identified as 34-year-old Jonathan Brymer.

According to Metro police, their investigation into the crash indicates Brymer exited from I-24 East to Joelton when he struck the left guardrail and was thrown into the grassy area. The motorcycle traveled about 300 feet before stopping in the grass.

Brymer was wearing a full face helmet that was located about 20 yards away from the crash. There is no evidence of alcohol or drug involvement.

The crash was first reported earlier in the morning around 2, when someone reported they saw headlights in the trees on I-24 West at the Joelton exit. An officer responded to that call, but did not see anything, as Brymer was on the east side of the interstate.