Motorcyclist Fatality on Newfound Gap Road

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Rangers responded to a report of a motorcycle collision along Newfound Gap Road at approximately 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 4, 2019. Roger Clyde Anders Jr., age 50, of Pleasant Hill, LA, was traveling on Newfound Gap Road when he lost control of his motorcycle, hit another motorcycle in front of him, and then veered into oncoming traffic where he collided with a small SUV approximately 12 miles north of Cherokee, NC. Anders died as a result of his injuries.


Park Rangers, Cherokee Indian Police Department Officers, Cherokee Tribal EMS and Cherokee Fire Department responded to the scene. Newfound Gap Road was temporarily closed for approximately 3 hours due to the accident. The road was reopened at approximately 3:30 p.m. No additional details are available at this time.
Source: GSMNP