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11-Year-Old From Taylorsville Killed In Blue Ridge Parkway Crash

11-Year-Old From Taylorsville Killed In Blue Ridge Parkway Crash

A motorcycle crash that claimed the life of an 11-year-old from Taylorsville is under investigation. The incident occurred Sunday (September 6) near Blowing Rock.

A news release from the National Park Service says Jason Kruk of Taylorsville was operating a motorcycle on the Blue Ridge Parkway with his son Nate. A vehicle in front of him stopped, Kruk tried to avoid the vehicle and entered the opposite lane, colliding with a pickup truck.

Nate Kruk was airlifted to a hospital and died from his injuries. Jason Kruk was taken to a hospital for treatment of what were called minor injuries. The operator of the pickup was not injured. The accident remains under investigation.

[Information courtesy of Rick Gilbert, WACB, and National Park Service]