Police identify motorcyclist who died following Ellington Parkway crash

Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 1:36pm

After apparently losing control of his motorcycle early Thursday morning, Toren Knox, of Madison, has died from his injuries.

Knox, 31, was traveling north on Ellington Parkway near Broadmoor Drive at 3:15 a.m. when, according to police, he lost control of his 2006 Suzuki GSX and struck a sign post. He was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead.

Metro police claim speed appeared to be a factor. Toxicology testing by the medical examiner’s office will determine whether drugs or alcohol contributed to the crash.

2 Comments on this post:

By: PKVol on 5/31/13 at 8:00

With all due respect to Mr. Knox and his family, when are these speed demons going to realize that it takes one instant for a motorcyclist to lose control and it is all over?

Too many of these riders of "crotch-rocket" bikes drive aggressively instead of defensively. We are asked to "look twice" for motorcycles, but by the time we've looked once, they've raced into our blind spot and never have a chance to be seen twice.

I witnessed a guy doing a wheelie on his bike on Briley Parkway near Opry Mills 2 weeks ago at 9:00 pm; there was plenty of traffic around him that could have overreacted and caused an accident.

By: Jughead on 5/31/13 at 8:29

I regularly see groups on young people on those Suzukis on I65 driving 90+ MPH in traffic. And, they usually have a girlfriend (idiot) on board so we'll get double our money when the crash occurs.