Teen Killed in Friday Night Motorcycle Crash
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The teen killed at 9 p.m. Friday after losing control of his Polaris Slingshot 3-wheel motorcycle (auto-cycle) on Murfreesboro Pike near Mountain Springs Road is identified as Alex Montoya, 17, of Oak Grove, Kentucky.
Montoya was driving the motorcycle inbound on Murfreesboro Pike when he changed from the left lane to the right to pass another vehicle. The motorcycle veered off the roadway and struck a utility pole. Montoya was not wearing an available seatbelt and was thrown from the motorcycle. He died at the scene.
Excessive speed appears to have been a contributing factor to this fatal collision.