Fatal Motorcycle Accident

The Murfreesboro Police Department Fatal Accident Crash Team (FACT) is investigating a single vehicle fatal crash that occurred on South Rutherford Blvd. near Lismore Drive around 7:15 p.m. Tuesday night.

After a preliminary investigation, it was determined that the driver of a 2000 Yamaha R6L motorcycle [identified as Martin M. Varela, age 26 from Brush Creek, TN] was traveling North on South Rutherford Blvd. when he left the roadway and struck a utility pole.

Varela was transported to Middle Tennessee Medical Center by Rutherford County EMS and was pronounced deceased at that location.

The FACT team is investigating the crash.

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