Chattanooga PD identifies man killed in Lee Highway motorcycle crash, driver charged

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UPDATE (Thursday 3:30 p.m.):

Chattanooga Police have identified the man who was killed on the motorcycle as 56-year-old Michael M. Steele.

Police said Tuesday that Gary Moore has been charged with failure to yield the right of way (accident resulting in the death of another).

UPDATE (Tuesday 12:30 p.m.):

Chattanooga Police are charging 68-year-old Gary A. Moore with failure to yield the right of way (accident resulting in the death of another).

Police have still not identified the motorcyclist pending next of kin, but say he was a 56-year-old man.

Police say Moore was driving a GMC Acadia south on Lee Highway and merged to the center lane to turn left on Walker Road.

The motorcyclist was heading north, and police say Moore turned into his path, causing him to strike his SUV on the passenger side.

The driver later died at the hospital.

Chattanooga Police ask anyone with information regarding this incident to call 423-698-2525 or submit a tip via the CPD Mobile App. You can remain anonymous.

PREVIOUSLY (Tuesday morning):

Chattanooga Police closed a stretch of Lee Highway Tuesday morning after a serious motorcycle crash, that we later learned was deadly. (UPDATE: That stretch of road is now back open).

Police on the scene tell us two vehicles were involved, an SUV and a motorcycle. Police say the SUV was heading south, and the motorcycle was heading north. Police say the SUV turned left in front of the motorcycle, causing the crash.

The crash happened a little before 9 a.m. at the 7500 block of Lee Highway, near Walker Road.

This is a developing story and will be updated as we learn more.

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