Tuesday, 21 August 2007 20:25
The driver of an SUV that struck a motorcycle head-on
has been charged with two counts of misdemeanor death by vehicle.
Andrea Nicole Crawford, an Appalachian State University student, was turning
left from U.S. 421 onto Bamboo Road in her Nissan Murano when she failed to
yield to an eastbound Harley-Davidson motorcycle on U.S. 421. While both vehicles
had a green light, the motorcycle had the right-of-way, highway patrol
officials say. The motorcycles’ occupants, driver, 40-year-old James Richard
Tignor of Lebanon, Virginia, and passenger, 40-year-old Kimberly Blevins of
Abingdon, Virginia, did not survive injuries sustained in the crash. The
accident occurred Monday afternoon in Boone.