RICHMOND, Va. — A woman from Richmond died in a motorcycle crash that happened in the southern part of the state Wednesday night.
Virginia State Police said the crash happened just after 7 p.m. in Henry County on Route 1112.
36-year-old Dillard Ray Scott Fleming of Max Meadows was driving the motorcycle, with the woman as his passenger, when he ran off the right side of the road and hit a utility pole guide wire, causing them both to be thrown from the motorcycle, according to State Police.
Fleming was reportedly wearing a helmet, and was flown by a helicopter to Roanoke Memorial Hospital to be treated for his injuries.
The Richmond woman, who was identified as 42-year-old Melinda Dawn Kingsley, was also wearing a helmet, but State Police said she died at the scene.
The crash remains under investigation.
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