BY KEN LITTLE
A Chuckey man died Saturday afternoon when the motorcycle he was riding crashed into a car on the Erwin Highway.
Randy Patrick Jenkins, who would have been 39 on Sunday, was pronounced dead at the scene, investigating sheriff's Deputy Randy Christy said in a report.
Jenkins lived at 7057 Erwin Highway, as does his passenger, 32-year-old Elizabeth Krissy Hensley.
Hensley suffered injuries and was flown by Wings Air Rescue to Johnson City Medical Center, where she was listed today in stable condition, a hospital spokeswoman said.
The wreck happened at 4:11 p.m. Saturday. The driver of the car, James S. Bise, 45, of Coeburn, Va., and four passengers, were not injured, the report said.
Bise failed to yield the right-of-way, the report said. A violation was pending, the report added.
According to Christy's report, Bise was westbound on Erwin Highway, also known as State Route 107, when he stopped his car in traffic to turn left into the parking lot of the Farmer's Daughter Restaurant, at 7700 Erwin Highway.
Bise told deputies he looked and saw no vehicles approaching, "but did see that another vehicle was pulling out of the parking lot turning left," the report said.
When that vehicle cleared the area, Bise started his left turn, crossing the westbound lane to go into the parking lot, the report said. At that moment, Bise's 2005 Chevrolet Impala was struck by an eastbound 1995 Harley-Davidson motorcycle driven by Jenkins, the report said.
Weather conditions were clear at the time of the crash. Jenkins and Hensley were both wearing helmets, the report said.
Alcohol was not an apparent factor for either driver, the report said. Toxicology test results are pending, the report said.
The four passengers in Bise's car, ranging in age from 20 to 67, are all from Virginia, the report said.