Fatal Accident On The Dragon Goes Unnoticed for over 24 hours

Fatal Accident On The Dragon Goes Unnoticed for over 24 hours

*edited 11:00 pm to add info discovered on Facebook

The Tennessee Highway Patrol said a fatal crash involving two motorcycles on the "The Dragon" was discovered by a passerby on Sunday at 1 pm; over 24 hours after the accident occurred. 

According to the Knoxville News Sentinel, Phillip Paul Polito, 29, of Perryville, Mo., was killed when his 2016 Victory Cruiser motorcycle collided with 2015 BMW touring motorcycle driven by Kevin Lee Diepenbrock, 41, of Greenville, Texas, who was listed in critical condition Monday at the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

Both motorcycles were traveling southbound when Polito braked, according to Martin's report. Diepenbrock attempted to brake and struck Polito's motorcycle in the rear, causing both to go off the right side of the roadway and down an embankment. 

Police say the accident happened around 10 am on Saturday.  

**It appears from a Facebook post by Kevin Diepenbrock that the two were friends and had been riding together several days prior to the accident.  This photo was taken from Diepenbrock's Facebook page. 


The photo shown on the post is not these two riders, but was taken of an unrelated wreck on the Dragon previously.

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