Fatal Weekend Motorcycle Accident in GSMNP

A Fatal Motorcycle accident occurred in the Great Smoky Mountains national park last Friday Night At approximately 8:40 p.m. Park Rangers and the Gatlinburg Fire Department responded to a call on Little River Road on the Tennessee side of the park and discovered Austin Breazeale, age 19, of Maryville, TN had been traveling west along Little River Road when his motorcycle left the roadway and struck a tree approximately 2 miles west of Sugarlands Visitor Center. Breazeale was declared deceased at the scene by Gatlinburg EMS who later transported him to Le Conte Medical Center.