One person killed in crash on Lee Highway in Smyth County


One person is dead after a crash in Smyth County.

Officials with Virginia State Police said a Honda motorcycle was traveling north on Lee Highway, north of Dip Dog. VSP said that vehicle crossed the center line and struck a Honda scooter that was driving south.The motorcycle ran off the highway and overturned.

The driver of the motorcycle, James A. Bolash Sr. of Max Meadows, VA was transported to the Smyth County Community Hospital with serious injuries.

VSP said the passenger on the motorcycle, 69-year-old Sidney Bolash of Max Meadows, died at Bristol Regional Medical Center.

They said the driver of the scooter was brought to the Smyth County Community Hospital for treatment of serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

VSP is still investigating the incident.

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