Cops: Motorcycle crash kills speeding off-duty state trooper in Tennessee
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BIKER DAD) — A motorcycle crash killed a appealing off-duty state trooper in Tennessee. That’s according to police. Investigators say trooper Aaron Rumford, 29, died when he crashed into an Audi making a turn on a Nashville street.
Investigators say the preliminary investigation shows Rumford was riding too fast and that was the main cause of the crash.
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Police say Rumford was on his Yamaha motorcycle when it happened Sunday afternoon. It’s still under investigation, but there was no indication of drugs or alcohol according to a report by the Tennesseean.
Tennessee’s governor tweeted about the loss of the trooper who he knew well, saying in part, “during his time on security detail, he became a beloved member of our family,” Lee said in a post of Twitter Monday. “We are lifting up prayers for the Rumford family & all of Aaron’s loved ones during this time of unimaginable grief.”
Rumford had served since 2015.