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WCSO investigate a motorcycle crash on Rt. 340

Used by permission by the Warren County Office employee Sergeant Terry Fritts

The Warren County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) reports by email the investigation of a motorcycle crash that occurred on Route 340 on May 17.

A motorcyclist traveling south between 1 and 1:15 p.m. had a white van pull out in front of him turning south out of the Skyline Caverns parking lot.

In an attempt to stop the motorcyclist slid, lost control and wrecked.

The motorcyclist missed the van but left an approximately 120-foot-long skid mark on Route 340 in the process.

Emergency personnel took the motorcyclist to the Front Royal Warren County Airport where a helicopter awaited to transport him to INOVA hospital in Fairfax.

Scott Baker of the WCSO confirmed that the rider sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

Route 340 had to be shut down for approximately 20 minutes to process the scene.

No charges have been filed as the investigation continues.

Authorities are working  to determine who was at fault in the incident.

Preliminary indications are that the motorcyclist may have been traveling over the posted 45 mile per hour speed limit.

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