A motorcycle rider lost his life on Thanksgiving Day.
Last Thursday, at approximately 9:09 p.m., Donald L. Heck of LaFollette died in a motorcycle accident. Heck was driving a 1980 Harley Davidson northbound on Demory Road, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol fatality report.
Heck lost control of the motorcycle on a right hand curve, based on the report. The vehicle veered off the roadway on the left side and struck a guardrail.
THP Trooper Larry Skeen investigated the crash. There were no other injuries reported. Heck, 50, was wearing a helmet.