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Blue Ridge Parkway motorcycle crash leaves Weaverville man dead

A Weaverville man died July 31 in a single-vehicle collision on his motorcycle on the Blue Ridge Parkway, according to a statement from the National Park Service.

Shawn Emory, 38, of Weaverville, the motorcycle driver, was pronounced dead later that day at a “local hospital,” the news release said. 

Parkway dispatchers received a report at 9:30 a.m. July 31 of a single motor vehicle collision involving a motorcycle near Milepost 398, near the Chestnut Cove Overlook about 5 miles south of Asheville at the N.C. 191/Brevard Road intersection.

When rangers arrived on the scene, according to the news release, they “observed the motorcycle laying on its side near the guard rail.”

According to the Park Service, a preliminary investigation shows that Emory was traveling southbound in an uphill curve when he lost control and overcorrected. The motorcycle left the road and struck the guard rail. Emory was ejected from the

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Husband and wife die in motorcycle crash on Blue Ridge Parkway in NC, officials say

A married couple died in a crash along the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina, officials said.

Larry McElroy, 70, was riding a motorcycle south on the parkway at about 5 p.m. Tuesday with his wife Brenda, 71, as a passenger, according to park rangers.

McElroy reportedly was driving around a curve when he crossed into oncoming traffic, striking a van.

“CPR was performed by an off-duty firefighter and doctor that came upon the accident until local EMS also arrived,” the Blue Ridge Parkway said Wednesday in a news release.

McElroy and his wife died at the scene, officials said. They were from Williamson, Georgia, roughly 45 miles south of Atlanta.

No one in the van was injured, officials said.

The investigation into the crash continues as officials look into other possible contributing factors, park rangers said.

The deadly wreck happened near mile marker 450, southwest of Asheville. The area

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