|Park motorcycle fatality|
Great Smoky Mountains National Park Rangers responded to a report of a single motorcycle accident on the Foothills Parkway West at approximately 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, which claimed the life of the cyclist. Park spokesperson Dana Soehn said a 2017 Kawasaki motorcycle, driven by Rodney Bowers, 70, Greenville, SC, went out of control approximately six miles east of Chilhowee Lake along the Foothills Parkway. A female passenger, Janice Cadotte, 56, also of Greenville, SC, died as a result of her injuries. Park Rangers and emergency medical services responded to the scene, and Ms. Cadotte was transported to the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville where she died.