A motorcycle rider from Louisville was killed Sunday when he crashed into the back of a car on Interstate 75 in Madison County, according to Coroner Jimmy Cornelison.
David McDowell, 67, died at the scene of the crash south of Richmond.
McDowell was traveling south with another rider when they came up behind traffic that had apparently slowed quickly, Cornelison said.
McDowell couldn’t stop quickly enough and ran into the back of a car. The other rider swerved into the emergency lane to avoid the traffic, Cornelison said.
There was a non-injury wreck a little further south of where the fatal accident occurred. Traffic in front of McDowell had apparently slowed because of that, Cornelison said.
It had also begun to rain when the wreck happened.
The accident happened about 1:30 p.m.