One motorcyclist died and another is in critical condition after an accident on N.C. 194 near Valle Crucis on Tuesday.

The Watauga Democrat reports 62-year-old David Allen Drach and 59-year-old Nancy K. Drach, both of Lake Placid, Florida, were riding a motorcycle when they were hit with lumber from a flatbed truck.

The lumber was hanging off the left side of the truck and hit the motorcycle as the vehicles were passing each other in opposite directions on the highway.

According to the report, David Drach, who was driving the motorcycle, was pronounced dead shortly after the accident.

Nancy Drach was airlifted to Johnson City Medical Center with critical injuries.

The driver of the truck, 45-year-old Roger Isaacs of Zionville, was charged with misdemeanor death by vehicle.