The Memorial Day weekend got off to a deadly start in Clarksville, where a mysterious motorcycle wreck claimed the life of the rider.
A news release from Clarksville Police says a 30-year old man was found in the middle of the road barely breathing around 3am Saturday morning near the 1700 block of Autumnwood Blvd.
The man was taken to Gateway Medical Center, where he would die from his injuries later in the morning. Police say it appears the victim had been westbound on Hazelwood Road when he ran off the right side of the road and drove into a yard before becoming unseated from his bike and thrown onto Autumnwood.
There were no witnesses to the incident so police do not know what time the incident happened or how long the victim had been lying on the road before the passing motorist found him. Police have identified the victim, but have not released his name, pending family notification.