Motorcyclist dies after crashing on Route 288

Posted at 10:46 PM, May 31, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-01 00:26:11-04

GOOCHLAND COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) — Virginia State Police are investigating  motorcycle crash that happened Friday afternoon.

The crash occurred around 2 p.m. on the exit ramp from Route 288 northbound to Interstate 64 eastbound in Goochland county.

The driver who has been identified as Jennie Porterfield, 58, of Timberlake, North Carolina lost control of the 2011 Harley Davidson motorcycle and ran off the left side of the road striking the jersey wall.

The Porterfield  was ejected off of the motorcycle and came to rest approximately 45 feet down to the ravine below.

The motorcyclist, who was wearing her safety helmet, suffered serious life threatening injuries and was transported by ambulance to Henrico Doctors Hospital  Forest  Medical Plaza where she later died.

The crash remains under investigation at this time.