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Crash kills moped rider in Greene County

A Saturday morning crash in Greene County killed a Barboursville man when the moped he was driving crossed the center line of U.S. 33 near Moore Road and struck a sport utility vehicle, according to the Virginia State Police.

The crash occurred at 6:34 a.m. when the westbound Yamaha moped ridden by Adilio Lara-Lemus, 48, went over the center line and struck head-on a 2001 Isuzu Rodeo driven by Dawn C. Thomas, 56, of Ruckersville.

The impact caused Lara-Lemus to be thrown off the moped. He was a wearing a helmet, but died at the scene.

Thomas was not injured in the crash.

The crash remains under investigation.


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