Update: Name Released in Fatal Motorcycle Accident

By: Leslie Barrett Email
By: Leslie Barrett Email

Update: 08/15/2010 6:18 p.m.

According to a Wood County Sheriff's Office press release, 66-year-old Roy George Hearn of St. Marys was pronounced dead on the scene of a motorcycle and vehicle accident Saturday.

Sheriff's Deputy B.A. Pickens said Hearn was involved in a poker run Saturday afternoon and when he was riding on West Virginia Route 31 near Jericho Road he approached an S- curve, went left of center and hit a pickup truck head on.

According to the Sheriff's Office, Hearn's son 43-year-old Roy Michael Hearn, who reportedly goes by "Michael," of St. Marys and daughter-in-law Kelly Hearn saw Roy George Hearn was losing control, attempted to swerve to the right and lost control of their motorcycle after part of it struck the ground. The motorcycle then went over an embankment through a fence partially ejecting Michael and Kelly Hearn. Both have been treated and released from Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

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Update: 8/15/2010 5:52 p.m.

Sheriff"s Deputy B.A. Pickens said the motorcyclist who died from a motorcycle and vehicle accident Saturday was Roy George Hearn.

Hearn's son, R. Michael Hearn, and daughter-in-law, Kelly Hearn were on a motorcycle behind him who reportedly saw him losing control, swerved to miss and went over an embankment. They were taken to Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital and were treated and released.

No other information was available at this time.
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A man has died after a motorcycle and vehicle accident in Wood County Saturday.

Sheriff's Deputy B.A. Pickens said a motorcycle rider was involved in a poker run Saturday afternoon and when he was riding on West Virginia Route 31 near Jericho Road he approached an S- curve in the road, went left of center and hit a pickup truck.

The motorcyclist died from the accident.

Riders on a motorcycle behind him reportedly saw him losing control, swerved to miss and went over an embankment. Those two riders were taken to the hospital.

No names have been released.

All riders reportedly had helmets on.

Deputy Pickens said according to riders the first motorcyclist looked to be swerving to miss gravel from the berm that was on the road.

He said the rider was very experienced several years ago but was just getting back into it.

Officers continue to investigate.


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