The victim was identified as Kim Ann Loveday, 44, of Englewood. Loveday and her husband were reportedly traveling on separate motorcycles when an SUV driven by John Wilkins, 66, allegedly turned south from Lauderdale onto Frontage Road. Kim Loveday was traveling eastbound on Lauderdale, according to BCSO initial reports.
Loveday struck Wilkins’ SUV in the passenger side. According to 911 dispatcher transmissions, instructions to begin CPR were given until medical and other first responders could arrive on the scene. Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, Bradley County Emergency Medical Service and Charleston Police along with Bradley County Fire Rescue personnel arrived on the scene and began administering aid to Loveday, who was eventually transported to SkyRidge Medical Center where she died of her injuries, according to information from Bob Gault, media relations coordinator for BCSO.
Traffic was shut down as deputies began their initial investigation.
During the investigation, they learned Wilkins is a 29-year member of the sheriff’s office volunteer reserves “and he was not on duty when the crash occurred,” according to Gault.
Wilkins was not injured during the crash.
Reserve deputies typically work during special events or other community-related activities and are sometimes called for other special duties.
Also assisting at the scene Sunday evening were members of the Tennessee Highway Patrol.
Loveday became this year’s fifth traffic related fatality in Bradley County.