By Kyle Lovern
KOPPERSTON - The Beckley detachment of the West Virginia State Police is investigating a motorcycle crash involving two well-known Mingo County residents.
The state police report states that on Tuesday at approximately 11:31 a.m., Senior Trooper J. B. Frye and Trooper J. M. Browning responded to a vehicle crash involving a motorcycle and a tractor-trailer, on State Road 99 (Bolt Road.), near the Raleigh/Boone County line.
Preliminary findings indicate that the motorcycle operated by Michael Evans crossed the centerline of the roadway and collided with an oncoming tractor-trailer, driven by Brandon Patrick of Benton, according to the police report. Patrick was not injured, the report states.
The passenger on the motorcycle, Michael Evans’ wife,Tracey Evans, of Kermit, suffered significant injuries and was taken to Charleston Area Medical Center, where she is listed in critical condition, via Medi-Vac helicopter.
Michael Evans received minor injuries.
The Evans family are longtime boosters of the Tug Valley High School basketball programs.
This investigation is ongoing and being conducted by the Beckley state police detachment. Frye and Browning are the investigating troopers.
Kyle Lovern is sports editor of the Williamson Daily News. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 304-235-4242, ext. 2277, or on Twitter @KyleLovern.