Patrick County man died in motorcycle crash
CARROLL COUNTY, Va. – A 31-year-old Patrick County man died in a motorcycle crash on Monday afternoon, according to state police.
Winfred Dawson, of Ararat, Virginia, was driving a 2013 Suzuki motorcycle south on Route 679 (Wards Gap Road) when police say it crossed the centerline at about 4 p.m. as it entered a curve near the intersection of Route 686 (Epworth Road).
The motorcycle struck a northbound 2015 Chevrolet 2500 pickup truck head on and Dawson was ejected from the motorcycle, according to police. He was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.
Dawson was flown via MedFlight to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in North Carolina, where he later died.
The driver of the truck -- Charles E. Busick, 65, of Ararat, Virginia -- suffered minor injuries and was transported to a nearby hospital.
The Virginia State Police Wytheville Division Crash Reconstruction Team is assisting with the ongoing investigation.
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