UPDATE: Motorcyclist injured in wreck
by Staff Reports
The man, identified by police as Gregory Scott Lavoy, 49, of Denver, N.C., was riding north on U.S. 321 on a black and blue Harley-Davidson when the accident occurred just before noon, according to a preliminary wreck report.
According to the report, the motorcycle, a Jeep Patriot and a Dodge Ram were all traveling north near the Rivers Street intersection when the motorcycle rider failed to reduce speed, colliding with the back of the Jeep, the report states.
It then deflected off the Jeep and collided with the Dodge Ram in the next lane, throwing the rider from the motorcycle into the road, the report states.
While some witnesses and initial police radio transmissions indicated that the wreck was a hit-and-run, other witnesses said the Dodge truck merely drove forward to get to a parking lot in which to stop. The police report does not mention what occurred after the collision.
Tyler Walker, who said he witnessed the accident from the sidewalk, said the motorcycle rider was unconscious when he first approached but later began talking a little.
A small dog that was riding on the motorcycle did not appear to be harmed.
The man was taken by ambulance to Watauga Medical Center, then flown via Wings Air Rescue to Johnson City Medical Center.
Asia Moore, the driver of the Jeep, said she was not injured in the collision. She said she didn't see what happened before the motorcycle hit the back side panel of her SUV.
"I didn't see him at all," she said.
The driver of the Dodge Ram was identified as Alexandra Jolly of Blowing Rock.
The Boone Police Department is still investigating the incident.
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this article stated that the wreck was a hit-and-run, but other accounts conflict with that description. The story has been corrected.