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Bristol brothers killed in motorcycle crash

By Julie Newman, jnewman@wcyb.com
Published On: Oct 08 2013 09:49:54 PM CDT
Updated On: Oct 08 2013 10:42:47 PM CDT
BRISTOL, Tenn. -

Two Bristol, Tennessee brothers have died in a crash in western North Carolina. Troopers say they were hit by a car while riding motorcycles.

North Carolina Highway Patrol tells us it happened on US Highway-129 eight miles north of Robinsville in the far western corner of the state.

Investigators say 66-year-old Grover Jones and 56-year-old Andy Jones were hit by a sports car that crossed the center line.

The driver of the car told troopers he swerved to avoid an animal. He was charged with driving left of center and misdemeanor death by motor vehicle.