BUCKHANNON — Ricky Crites, Jr., age 34 of Buckhannon, was driving his 2013 Honda 1300 CX southbound on Route 20 near Parkwood Drive on Wednesday morning when he was hit by a car traveling behind him. The other driver of the 2018 Chevy sedan was 19-year-old Ashton Maxwell, also of Buckhannon.
Maxwell was following the motorcycle when Crites suddenly stopped due to the vehicle ahead of him, according to the Upshur County Sheriff’s Department accident report. Maxwell said she attempted to stop and swerved sharply to the left in attempt to avoid hitting the motorcycle, but still hit him from behind. Both vehicles were towed from the scene and Crites was transported to Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital.