Two people were killed in separate accidents on the same road in Rhea County over the weekend. Troopers say Connor Mannina was riding a motorcycle on New Union Road and ran off the road in a curve. Mannina struck a hay bale, causing him and the motorcycle to land in a ditch.
The second crash involved an ATV accident on private property in the 1900 block of New Union Road. The rider, 49-year-old Michelle Hekeler of Vine Grove, Kentucky, passed away from injuries sustained.