Mabe Dies from Injuries In Motorcycle Wreck on Sligo Bridge

March 22, 2008
Dwayne Page

A 51 year old man died from injuries in a motorcycle wreck Saturday afternoon at Sligo Bridge on Highway 70 east.

According to Trooper Brian Raymond of the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Steve Mabe, Sr. of Alexandria was traveling east on Highway 70 on a 2004 Kawasaki motorcycle when he failed to negotiate a curve and struck a concrete curb on the west side of the bridge. The motorcycle continued east and then hit a metal guardrail. Mabe, who was wearing a helmet, was thrown from the motorcycle. Both he and the motorcycle came to rest in the east bound lane on the bridge.

Mabe was airlifted from the scene by a Life Force helicopter ambulance and flown to Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga. where he was pronounced dead.

Central dispatch received the call of the crash at 5:50 p.m.

Members of the DeKalb County Volunteer Fire Department, DeKalb EMS, and DeKalb County Sheriff's Department were on the scene rendering assistance.

Traffic was backed up for a period of time during the crash investigation and cleanup.

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