Christopher Brooks, of Blountville, TN., has been identified by the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office as the motorcyclist killed in a crash on Monday evening.

Deputies say, Brooks, a SCVFD firefighter, died after the motorcycle he was operating veered off the roadway and struck a fence.


The crash happened around 4;30 p.m. on Catawba Lane in Blountville. source

The crash remains under investigation, but detectives say they believe speed was a factor in the crash.

The Sullivan County Volunteer Fire Department released a brief statement on Brooks’ passing via Facebook:

Please keep the SCVFD and the Brooks family in your thoughts and prayers as we mourn the loss of Firefighter Christopher Brooks who was taken so soon in an off duty accident yesterday evening. Thank you in advance.