Motorcycle crash causes chain reaction in Washington County, Va.


Virginia State Police are investigating a motorcycle accident that caused a chain reaction in Washington County, Virginia.

In the first one, the motorcyclist Christopher Lawson of Abingdon was traveling on Route 58, when he suddenly ran off the road.

Lawson died at the scene. Investigators said he was wearing a helmet.

Then, moments later, another motorcycle swerved to miss Lawson. The second motorcyclist ran off the road into a creek. The driver has minor injuries. The passenger was seriously hurt and was flown to Bristol Regional Medical Center.

VSP said the couple is from Ohio. Both were wearing helmets.