Man killed in motorcycle crash


Accident on Columbus Avenue under investigation

By Ryan Carter - [email protected]



The Washington Police Department responded to a two-vehicle accident involving a motorcycle Thursday evening on Columbus Avenue in front of Dollar General. Gary West died at Fayette County Memorial Hospital from the injuries he suffered.


A 47-year-old Washington C.H. man died Thursday evening from the injuries he suffered in a two-vehicle accident involving a motorcycle on Columbus Avenue.

At approximately 5:13 p.m., Gary West was riding his Harley-Davidson cycle eastbound on Columbus Avenue at the same time a Chevrolet Impala, driven by Pamela Hammons of Hillsboro, was heading westbound on Columbus, according to Washington C.H. Police.

Hammons reportedly began to make a left turn into the Dollar General store, but failed to observe the eastbound motorcycle. The motorcycle crashed into the passenger side of the Impala, according to police.

“The rate of speed the cycle was traveling has not yet been determined,” said WPD Chief Brian Hottinger. “The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office reconstruction unit will make that determination once they reconstruct the accident.”

West was transported from the accident scene by ambulance to Fayette County Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead by Fayette County Coroner Dr. Dennis Mesker.

“All charges are pending until the investigation is completed,” said Hottinger.

The Washington Police Department responded to a two-vehicle accident involving a motorcycle Thursday evening on Columbus Avenue in front of Dollar General. Gary West died at Fayette County Memorial Hospital from the injuries he suffered.
http://recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_AccidentPhotoOfMotorcycle1.jpgThe Washington Police Department responded to a two-vehicle accident involving a motorcycle Thursday evening on Columbus Avenue in front of Dollar General. Gary West died at Fayette County Memorial Hospital from the injuries he suffered.
Accident on Columbus Avenue under investigation

By Ryan Carter

[email protected]

Reach Ryan Carter at 740-313-0352 or on Twitter @rywica

Reach Ryan Carter at 740-313-0352 or on Twitter @rywica

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