BERKELEY COUNTY, W. Va. (WDVM) — A motorcyclist is dead after swerving to miss farm equipment on Buck Hill Rd. outside of Gerrardstown Saturday afternoon.
Matthew Neal, 28, of Hedgesville, West Virginia, was riding southbound along Buck Hill Road along the centerline. A farm truck was hauling equipment that exceeded the width of the northbound lane. As the motorcycle came over a hill, the biker swerved to miss but was displaced from the bike and struck the oncoming equipment in a head-on collision.
Troopers from the Martinsburg Detachment of the West Virginia State Police responded to the scene on the 1330 block of Buck Hill Road at 4:16 p.m. Neal was pronounced dead by responding emergency medical service personnel.