Martinsville VA, Motorcycle Wreck, Apr 2010

Martinsville VA., man on motorcycle killed in morning wreck

Tuesday April 6, 2010

A Martinsville motorcyclist was killed this morning when a car pulled out of a parking lot into the motorcycle's path, a spokesman for the Virginia State Police said.

Drew M. Thomson, 58, was riding a 2009 Harley Davidson Fat Boy southbound on business route U.S. 220 in Martinsville when the wreck happened about 10 a.m., said Sgt. Rob Carpentieri.

Thomson struck a 1994 Chevrolet Cavalier that was pulling onto the road from the Big Lots parking lot, Carpentieri said. Thomson was wearing a helmet and died at the scene.

The driver of the Chevy, Lewis Raymond Clark, 85, of Ridgeway, was charged with reckless driving. The crash is still being investigated.