UPDATE: Tragic Motorcycle Collision Claims Life in Murfreesboro; Investigation Continues

Feb 05, 2024 at 12:30 pm by WGNS

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UPDATED on Feb. 5, 2024: Murfreesboro, TN - In a serious accident that happened on Saturday, Feb. 3, at approximately 4:53 p.m., a fatal collision occurred in the 2200 block of NW Broad Street in Murfreesboro. Motorcyclist Dylan Wilson, a 24-year-old resident of Smyrna, lost his life after colliding into the back of a 2022 Tesla sedan. Another motorcyclist, involved in the same incident, suffered injuries but is currently listed in stable condition.


Wilson, riding a 2023 Kawasaki ZX6, collided into the rear of the Tesla in circumstances that have left investigators piecing together the details of the tragic incident. The preliminary findings suggest that both motorcycle riders may have been speeding and swiftly changing lanes at the time of the collision.

The impact of the crash was severe, causing Wilson's motorcycle to go airborne, catch fire, and ultimately land at the bottom of an embankment. Despite the immediate response of emergency services, Wilson was pronounced dead at the scene.

A second motorcycle rider, unable to slow down in time, collided with the side of the Tesla. Fortunately, the driver of the Tesla emerged from the incident unharmed.

The preliminary investigation underscores the possibility of high speeds and rapid lane changes as contributing factors to the collision, according to the report from MPD.

As the investigation into the crash continues, law enforcement urges anyone with information or witnesses to come forward and assist in providing a comprehensive understanding of the circumstances leading to this fatal accident. The details emerging from the ongoing investigation will be critical in determining the sequence of events and potential contributing factors to this unfortunate incident.



(Updated 10:33PM Sat., 2/3/2024)  Murfreesboro Police Department Fatal Accident Crash Team (FACT) is investigating a second fatal crash, this one involving a sedan and two motorcycles on NW Broad Street. The 911 displatch center received the call at 4:53PM Saturday afternoon. He was pronounced deceased at the scene. 

The other motorcyclist was taken to the ERl and around 10:00PM Saturday night was reported to be in stable condition.  
As reported earlier on WGNS,  one of the motorcycles caught fire, but was almost immediately extinguised by Murfreesboro Fire Rescue.
The preliminary investigation revealed the two motorcycles collided into the rear of a Tesla heading outbound on NW Broad Street, just passed the Harley Davidson dealership.
Police reported the driver of the Tesla was not hurt. Authorities also say that this serious accident remains under investigation by the Murfreesboro Police Department Fatal Accident Crash Team.

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(Updated at 4:53PM Sat. (2/3/2024) Murfreesboro Police received reports of a serious crash on in the outbound lane of NW Broad Street (toward Smyrna) near the Harley Davidson dealership. The crash involves a car and two motorcycles. 

Murfreesboro Fire-Rescue was quickly on-the-scene when one of the motorcycles caught fire.  It was quickly extinguished.

Murfreesboro Police PIO Larry Flowers said, " We are still awaiting word on the condition of the two motorcyclists."

Traffic is being re-routed. Please find an alternate route. T-DOT is at the accident site assist police with traffic control.

(Original Report 5:03PM Sat. 2/3/2024)  Murfreesboro Police alert motorist to avoid NW Broad Street near the Harley-Davidson dealership on NW Broad St  Shortly before 5:00 o'clock Saturday evening, a crash occurred between two motorcycles and a car. One of the bikes caught on fire.

Details are sketchy.  Both outbound lanes (toward Smyrna) are closed, and the inbound lanes (going into Murfreesboro) are barely moving.

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