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Lanes Of Warfield Blvd. Closed Due To Crash

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Posted at 3:39 PM, Oct 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-30 22:34:19-04

Clarksville authorities confirmed a crash has left three people injured and closed multiple lanes of traffic.

The wreck between a Saturn SL1 and a motorcycle happened around 2:42 p.m. Sunday on Warfield Boulevard near Raleigh Court.

Authorities confirmed the driver of the motorcycle, identified as 25-year-old Lawrence J. McClung, was taken by LifeFlight to Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He was listed in critical condition.

The driver of the Saturn was identified as 56-year-old Wesley V. Cothern who was treated and released from Tennova Hospital.

Cothern's passenger, identified as 50-year-old Phyllis L. Fox, was still undergoing treatment at Tennova Hospital.

Witnesses said the motorcycle was traveling at a high rate of speed at the time of the crash, and authorities said the impact was severe enough to knock one of the wheels off of the car.

Officials confirmed the cause of the crash was deemed to be reckless driving of the motorcycle.

The westbound lanes were blocked on Warfield Boulevard. Police said the investigation, along with cleaning up debris, kept lanes closed in that area for about two hours.

Police had asked motorists to avoid the area by taking either Interstate 24 or Dunbar Cave Road.

The investigation into the crash remained ongoing. Anyone with information has been urged to contact Officer Bill Van Beber at 931-648-0656, ext. 5486.