Motorcyclist Dies in I-24 East Crash

A motorcyclist was killed in a crash on I-24 East in Nashville.

A motorcyclist has died following Saturday’s 6:30 p.m. crash on I-24 East between Bell Road and Haywood Lane. Matthew Arevalo, 22, of Texas, was driving his Kawasaki motorcycle when he is believed to have been sideswiped by an unknown white vehicle as he attempted to pass between vehicles.

The reported collision with the white vehicle caused the motorcycle to strike a Mini Cooper in the next lane that was stopped due to traffic. Arevalo was separated from his motorcycle before it slid into a retaining wall and caught fire.

Arevalo died at the scene. He was wearing a DOT approved helmet at the time of the crash. The Mini Cooper remained at the scene. Neither occupant was injured.

There were no signs of impairment on part of either driver.

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Motorcyclist Identified in Fatal I-24/I-440 Crash

Omar Alamilla, a 23-year-old from LaVergne, has been identified as the motorcyclist who died in a crash on I-24 West and I-440 West on Sunday. He lost control of his Honda CBR motorcycle on a curve and hit a guardrail. Despite wearing a helmet, he succumbed to his injuries at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Toxicology tests will determine if impairment played a role in the accident.