West Virginia

Devon Brantly Killed in Accident at US Route 19 in Nicholas County, WV

March 16, 2023
Victim's Name(s)
Devon Brantly
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

U.S. 19, Morgantown, Nicholas County, WV, U.S.

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
West Virginia State Police
Vehicles Involved
Motorcycle, Log Truck
US Route 19
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Motorcycle collided with a log truck

What Happened

West Virginia State Police are investigating a crash that killed two people at US Route 19 in Nicholas County, WV on March 16th, 2023. Police say the incident happened around 3 p.m. Officers allege that a motorcycle traveling a high rate of speed was clocked by police, who attempted to initiate a traffic stop. While being pursued, the motorcycle turned onto Route 19 and collided with a log truck. The impact caused both occupants to be ejected from the vehicle, causing both to suffer fatal injures. The driver of the of the motorcycle was identified as 19-year-old Devon Brantly. The other victim was not publicly named, due to age. Additional information was not available.

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