A 41 year old McMinnville man was found dead at the scene of a motorcycle crash on Highway 56 south near WJLE this morning (Thursday)
Dead is William Larry Dyle, II.
Trooper Bobby Johnson of the Tennessee Highway Patrol told WJLE that Dyle was operating a 2007 Honda Gold Wing motorcycle southbound and failed to negotiate a curve. He ran off the right side of the roadway, struck two mailboxes and a utility pole near the home of Phillip Cantrell. Dyle, who died at the scene, was wearing a helmet but was thrown from the bike. He landed about ten yards away from the motorcycle.
Trooper Johnson said it is unknown when the accident occurred. A couple out walking discovered the crash and reported it to 911 at around 6:19 a.m.
Dyle's body was taken by DeKalb EMS to DeKalb Community Hospital.