Rider dies in Kanawha County motorcycle crash

By By Staff reports

A man died in a single-vehicle motorcycle crash in Kanawha County Saturday evening, the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office said.

Robert Payne, 52, of Barboursville, was travelling west on Route 60, near Hughes Creek, when his Harley Davidson went off the road, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Payne was thrown from the motorcylce after it hit and followed the guardrail. It appeared to travel about 50 yards after Payne was thrown off, the Sheriff’s Office said.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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