A motorcyclist who was killed in a collision with an SUV on Lee Highway on Tuesday morning has been identified as Michael M. Steele, 55.
At approximately 9:01 a.m., Chattanooga Police were notified of a serious traffic crash involving a motorcycle and a vehicle at 7500 Lee Highway. The CPD Traffic / DUI Unit responded to the scene.
A GMC Acadia, driven by Gary A.
Moore, 68, was traveling south on Lee Highway and merged into the center lane with the intention of turning left onto Walker Road. A Honda Shadow motorcycle, driven by Mr. Steele, was traveling north on Lee Highway approaching the Walker Road intersection. The Acadia turned left in front of the Honda. The Honda struck the front right side of the Acadia.
Hamilton County EMS responded to the scene and transported Mr. Steele to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
Moore was issued a citation in lieu of arrest for failure to yield right of way (accident resulting in the death of another).
Chattanooga Police ask anyone with information regarding this incident to call 423-698-2525 or submit a tip via the CPD Mobile App. You can remain anonymous.