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W.Va. man dies after cycle crash

June 09, 2000

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A Charles Town man died Wednesday night after his motorcyle flipped at least three times on U.S. 340 east of Rippon, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department.

John Anthony McDermott, 41, of Route 2, was driving a 1980 Harley-Davidson north on U.S. 340 about seven-tenths of a mile east of Rippon when he went off the road and onto gravel, according to a police report.

The motorcycle struck a concrete culvert and flipped at least three times, according to the report.

McDermott was found lying in the northbound lane following the 10:17 p.m. crash, the police report said.

McDermott was taken to Jefferson Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead, Deputy Robert E. Shirley said.

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