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Second person dies from motorcycle crash

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

(Photo)
Deputy Monte Moore inspects registration papers on the motorcycle involved in a Haley Road fatality Saturday afternoon.
(T-G Photo by David Melson)
Updated 7 p.m. Sunday

The motorcycle driver who was alive at the scene of a Haley Road crash Saturday which killed a passenger died Sunday, authorities said.

Robert John Pendlebury, 56, of Wartrace lost control of the westbound Harley Davidson STC motorcycle on a sharp curve appoximately three-fourths of a mile east of Three Forks Bridge, State Trooper Chad McAnally said.

Pendlebury and Decaestecker Catarina Legoaec, 53, of Wartrace were thrown from the motorcycle into a grove of trees. Legosec was dead at the scene.

Pendlebury was taken by Bedford County Emergency Medical Service to a field at the Haley Road-Cannon Road intersection, where a Vanderbilt LifeFlight helicopter flew him to Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville.

Speed is listed as a factor in McAnally's accident report.