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April 23, 2014

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Hawkins County man killed in motorcycle accident

Last updated: 12:10 PM, 04/01/2009

Source: The Rogersville Review

By Bill Grubb
Staff Writer (

A Hawkins County man was killed late Monday night in a motorcycle accident on State Route 70, authorities reported.

According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Benjamin J. McLain, 22, 505 Tarpine Valley Road, died as a result of injuries sustained in the accident which occurred at approximately 10:30 p.m.

The accident report, filed by Tennessee State Trooper Roger Christian, states that McLain was traveling northbound on the highway when the motorcycle failed to negotiate a curve.

McLain's motorcycle veered off the right shoulder of the road and struck a guard rail.

According to Christian's report no other vehicles were involved in the accident. McLain, who was thrown off the motorcycle, was pronounced dead at the accident scene.

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