The driver of a motorcycle was killed in a three-vehicle crash on Highway 96 near the intersection of Highway 266 on Friday evening.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol said William S. Popejoy Jr., 55, of Smithville, TN, was killed when he crashed into the rear of a car driven by Kristina J. Barnes, 35, of Murfreesboro.

The THP said Barnes was stopped at the intersection of Highways 96 and 266 waiting to turn left. The report said Popejoy failed to stop, striking Barnes’ Toyota Highlander in the rear.

The impact of the crash caused Barnes to continue into the eastbound lanes and strike the Chevrolet SLV driven by William G. Beatty, 61, of Sparta, TN.

Barnes and Beatty were not injured in the crash.

The crash occurred about 5 p.m. on Friday.

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