GERRARDSTOWN, W.Va. -- A farm loan manager with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency's office in Martinsburg died Thursday when a car collided with the motorcycle he was riding on W.Va. 45 in southwestern Berkeley County.
David E. Kessel, 51, of 201 Victoria Drive, was on his way to a dairy farm to count cattle that were going to be milked at 4 p.m., his wife, Tammy Kessel, said Friday.
Kessel's 1999 Triumph motorcycle collided with a 1992 Honda Accord driven by Jessica Faircloth of Martinsburg at about 3:30 p.m. Thursday, according to Berkeley County Sheriff's Lt. W.A. Johnson.
Kessel was pronounced dead at the accident scene between the intersection of W.Va. 45 and W.Va. 51/Buck Hill Road and the entrance to Glenwood Forest subdivision, Johnson said Friday.