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Accident victim identified

July 12, 2005|by DAVE McMILLION

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - An Annandale, Va., motorcyclist who was killed Sunday morning in an accident at the intersection of W.Va. 9 and W.Va. 480 in Kearneysville, W.Va., has been identified as 47-year-old William T. Moore, according to a Jefferson County Sheriff's Department spokesman.

Moore was killed when his 1992 Harley-Davidson motorcycle skidded and struck the side of a 1997 Dodge pickup truck that was passing through the intersection about 11 a.m., Cpl. Ward Sigler said.

Based on witness accounts, it is believed the driver of the truck, Jose L. Duran Figueroa, 22, of Winchester, Va., might have gone through a red light, Sigler said.

Mary Rogers, who was a passenger on Moore's eastbound motorcycle, told police that Moore had a green light when he went through the intersection, Sigler said.

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Sigler said Duran Figueroa, who was heading south on W.Va. 480, was not speeding and told police he thought he had a yellow light when he went through the intersection.

Duran Figueroa was cited for having no operator's license and failure to obey a traffic control device, Sigler said.

Rogers, 49, who was Moore's girlfriend, was treated at and released from Jefferson Memorial Hospital, Sigler said.

A 17-year-old Kearneysville female and her infant were riding in the truck with Duran Figueroa, Sigler said. None of the occupants in the truck was injured, Sigler said.

Moore, of 3605 Larchmont Drive, was pronounced dead at the scene, Sigler said.

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