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One dead after crash involving car, two motorcycles in Augusta County

Published: Jul. 3, 2020 at 7:00 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 6, 2020 at 8:51 PM EDT
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AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) —

UPDATE (7/6/2020 3:30 p.m.): Virginia State Police are investigating the incident that happened on July 3 just past where Ladd Road turns into Lyndhurst Road on Route 664.

According to a press release from the Virginia State Police, Brandon D. Galloway, 25, of Waynesboro, Va. was driving a 2014 Lexus GS when he ran off of the right side of the road. He overcorrected the vehicle and swerved into the westbound lane of Route 664, hitting Timothy W. Painter, 57, of Waynesboro, who was driving a 2003 Harley-Davidson FLSTCI.

After hitting Painter, Galloway’s vehicle ran off of the left side of the road and overturned after hitting an embankment. He was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of a minor injury.

Painter died at the scene. Galloway has been charged with involuntary manslaughter.

Roger L. Holmes, 50, of Waynesboro, was also traveling in the westbound lane of Route 664 and ran off of the road to avoid colliding with Galloway. Holmes, who was also driving a motorcycle, struck a highway sign. He was flown to UVA Medical Center for treatment of serious injuries.

Both motorcyclists were wearing helmets. Galloway was wearing his seatbelt.

One person was killed after a crash involving two motorcycles and a car in Augusta County on Friday night.

According to Virginia State Police, witnesses told investigators the vehicle was driving at a high rate of speed along the 2200 block of Lyndhurst Road when the vehicle ran off the right side of the road, over-corrected and crashed head-on into two motorycles.

One of the motorcyclists was killed and the other was flown to UVA. Police said the driver of the car was taken to a nearby hospital.

The crash happened just after 5:15 p.m.

Lyndhurst Road is closed between the Coyner Springs Park Area and where Lyndhurst Road turns into Ladd Road.

The identities of those involved in the crash have not been released.

This is a developing story. Stay with WHSV News for updates.

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