Kingsport police identify man killed in Interstate 81 motorcycle crash

KINGSPORT, TN (WJHL)  – The Kingsport Police Department has released the name of the man killed in a serious motorcycle crash that happened late Tuesday night on Interstate 81.

Police identified the man as 49-year-old Kenneth Carson Roller II, of Kingsport.

According to police, Roller was traveling in a 2007 Big Dog K9 Custom motorcycle, when he was traveling southbound on Interstate 81, near the 60-mile marker around 11 p.m.

Police said for “unknown reasons”, Roller lost control of his motorcycle and struck a guardrail.

Kingsport Police patrol officers and crash re-constructionists responded. The crash remains under investigation by the Kingsport Police Department’s Traffic Unit.

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