UPDATE: Morgantown Police investigate fatal motorcycle collision

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UPDATE(July 20, 2020 5:14 p.m.)

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – A motorcyclist is dead after a collision on Grafton Road in Morgantown Monday afternoon, according to Morgantown Police.

A silver BMV sedan was traveling north on Grafton Road when the driver tried to turn left onto Scott Avenue and collided with a motorcycle that was headed south, police said. The motorcyclist was thrown from the bike, according to a news release.

Police officers and EMTs provided medical attention to the motorcyclist, but the driver was pronounced dead on the scene, said police.

The BMW driver was not injured.

Police are still investigating the crash, they said.

The victim’s identity has not yet been released.


ORIGINAL STORY(July 20, 2020 4:33 p.m.)

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — An accident in Morgantown has resulted in injuries and potentially death, for at least one person involved.

According to 12 News reporters on the scene, the accident occurred at 2:42 p.m. and involved a motorcycle versus a BMV sedan on Grafton Road at the intersection with Scott Avenue.

When the reporter arrived on scene, the motorcyclist was lying in the middle of the road; the Monongalia County CAD log reported the incident as a “Medical Rescue with Death.” Heavy front end damage could be seen on the car.

While no information has been released from the Morgantown Police Department in relation to the incident, officers did tell the 12 News reporter on scene that the medical examiner had been called.

Traffic in the area was backed up and was being detoured around the accident scene, as police officers investigated the crash.

The Morgantown police and fire departments and Monongalia County EMS were all on the scene Monday afternoon.

More information will be added as it is received. Stay with 12 News for the latest information.

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