Morristown man dies in Cocke crash

A Morristown man died as a result of a motorcycle crash on Interstate 40 Friday morning.

According to a report from the Tennessee Highway Patrol, around 6:10 a.m., Friday, a 2017 Aprilia motorcycle driven by Kern Dudley, 52, of Morristown, was traveling eastbound on Interstate 40 and abruptly exited the ramp at Exit 432. Due to excessive speed, the motorcycle left the left side of the roadway, rolled on its side and slid a short distance before striking a signpost.

Dudley was killed in the crash.

Dudley was wearing a helmet when the crash occurred. Alcohol and drug testing has been ordered. The investigation is ongoing.