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UPDATE: 30-year-old man dies days after Franklin County motorcycle crash

The Henry County man died four days after the crash


FRANKLIN COUNTY, Va. – Virginia State Police announced Thursday that the 30-year-old driver of a motorcycle involved in a crash last week has died.

Richard Boyce Jr., of Bassett, was flown to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital after the June 18 crash and died on June 22.


Three people are in the hospital after a motorcycle crash in Franklin County on Friday, according to Virginia State Police.

At 7:45 p.m., a 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser was going west on Snow Creek Road, one mile east of Shady Grove Road, when it crossed the centerline and hit an eastbound 2018 Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Authorities report that the impact of the crash caused the Toyota to run off the road and hit a tree.

30-year-old Richard Boyce and 29-year-old Chastedy Boyce, both from Bassett, Virginia, were thrown from the motorcycle. Both were flown to Roanoke Memorial Hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries, and authorities report that both people were wearing helmets.

Authorities said the driver of the Toyota, a 52-year-old woman from Martinsville, Virginia, was transported by ambulance to Roanoke Memorial Hospital for treatment of serious, but non-life-threatening, injuries. The driver was wearing a seatbelt, according to state police.

According to authorities, charges at this time are pending and the crash remains under investigation.

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Jeff Williamson arrived at WSLS 10 in March 2016.

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