Zachary Puckett dies following accident on southbound 71 - KCTV5

Motorcyclist dies following accident on I-71

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A motorcyclist is dead following a single vehicle accident on southbound 71.

Authorities say that a 29-year-old Zachary Puckett has died following the accident on southbound 71  as it emerges from the Lytle Tunnel.

Police say two motorcyclists were riding side-by-side when the incident occurred. Puckett sped up and drifted left, striking a curb.  He was wearing a helmet.

The highway was temporarily closed as authorities cleaned up the accident. 

Police say that alcohol and speed appear to be factors in the crash.

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