Strong to severe storms are possible this afternoon and through the evening, with gusty winds, large hail, heavy rain and lightning. Isolated tornados are also possible.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- State troopers say a Morristown motorcycle rider was killed when his bike struck the side of a tractor-trailer rig on Interstate 81.
The Patrol identifies the victim as 42-year-old Mark Standifer and says the rider was southbound on I-81 near the I-40 interchange yesterday afternoon when he tried to merge with traffic from the shoulder and struck the trailer.
He was thrown from the motorcycle.
Information from: The Knoxville News Sentinel, http://www.knoxnews.com
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