Upstate woman killed in Smoky Mountains motorcycle crash

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CHILHOWEE, Tenn. (WSPA) — A Greenville woman was killed and a man hurt in a motorcycle crash in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

The accident happened Thursday morning along the Foothills Parkway about six miles east of Chilhowee Lake, park officials said in a news release. 

Rodney Bowers, 70, of Greenville lost control of a 2017 Kawasaki motorcycle and wrecked, officials said.

A passenger on Bowers’ motorcycle died from her injuries. Park officials identified the passenger as 56-year-old Janice Cadotte of Greenville.

Bowers was taken to the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville.

His condition is unknown at this time. 

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