VSP investigating fatal crash in Mt. Solon, victim identified

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Published: Aug. 2, 2022 at 12:02 PM EDT
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MT. SOLON, Va. (WHSV) - At 11:08 a.m. on Saturday, July 30, Virginia State Police responded to a two-vehicle crash on Route 42 just south of Badger Rd.

A 2015 Harley-Davidson Ultra motorcycle was traveling south on Route 42 when it entered a curve and crossed the double yellow line, according to state police. It then struck a northbound 2012 Honda Pilot. The impact of the crash reportedly caused the operator of the motorcycle to slide across the roadway and strike a guardrail.

The operator of the motorcycle, 53-year-old Mark Braley of Amissville, Va., died at the scene. He was wearing a helmet.

The driver of the Honda, 62-year-old Mary Reeves of Bridgewater, Va., sustained minor injuries in the crash. She was wearing a seatbelt.

The crash remains under investigation.

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