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UPDATED NEWS RELEASE: The motorcycle’s operator, Richard L. Boyce Jr., 30, of Bassett, Va., and passenger, Chastedy R. Boyce, 29, of Bassett, Va., were both thrown from the motorcycle. Both were flown to Roanoke Memorial Hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries. Both were wearing helmets.

PREVIOUS: Virginia State Police Trooper G.L. Goad is investigating a two-vehicle crash in Franklin County. The crash occurred June 18, 2021 at 7:45 p.m. on Snow Creek Road/Rte. 890, approximately one mile east of Shady Grove Road/Rte. 882.

A 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser was traveling west on Snow Creek Road when it crossed the centerline and struck an eastbound 2018 Harley-Davidson motorcycle. The impact of the crash caused the Toyota to run off the road and strike a tree.

The 29-year-old male motorcyclist and a 29-year-old female passenger were both thrown from the motorcycle. Both were flown to Roanoke Memorial Hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries. Both are Bassett, Va. residents and were wearing helmets.

The driver of the Toyota, a 52-year-old female from Martinsville, Va., was transported by ambulance to Roanoke Memorial Hospital for treatment of serious, but non-life threatening, injuries. The driver was wearing a seatbelt.

Charges at this time are pending and the crash remains under investigation.