The Tennessee Highway Patrol has reported that a Cumberland County man lost his life in a motorcycle accident on Lantana Rd. near Laurel Creek Sunday evening.

The victim was identified as Ronald N. Russell, 58, Hwy. 70 N. He was alone on his 1992 Harley Davidson motorcycle and no other vehicle was involved in the crash, according to Trooper Noel Pennington's report. Trooper Bobby Barker assisted in the investigation.

Pennington reported that Russell was traveling east on Lantana Rd. when he failed to negotiate a curve, ran off the road and struck a guardrail. Russell was thrown off the motorcycle and struck a road sign, the report stated.

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