THP investigating two fatal crashes early Saturday

Tennessee Valley (WDEF) — Two lives were tragically lost in vehicle accidents on Saturday.

Tennessee Highway Patrol and local authorities responded to these separate incidents.

The first one happened just before 5 a.m. this morning on Shiloh Road in Meigs County.

47-year-old Melvin McCoy was killed when the motorcycle he was driving went off the road and hit a tree head on.

McCoy was wearing a helmet according to highway patrol reports.

Then, shortly after 6 a.m. 20-year-old Michael Schirer was killed on Lower River Road in Bradley County.

The young man was driving a Volvo when he lost control on a curve and went off the road and struck a tree.

THP says he was wearing a seatbelt.

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