ELLISBURG — The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department is investigating whether speed was a contributing factor in a fatal motorcycle accident on U.S. Route 11 that killed a Florida man on Wednesday night.
Travis W. Johnston, 44, of Cantonment, Fla., was riding north on Route 11 when he attempted to pass other motorcycles near Kirby Road and failed to negotiate a curve, left the roadway and crashed, deputies said.
Two other motorcycles that Mr. Johnston passed then collided with each other and crashed, as well, deputies said.
Christopher J. Carr, 47, Adams Center, was taken to Samaritan Medical Center for treatment of injuries. His motorcycle collided with a bike, operated by William P. Johnston, 30, Watertown, who was not injured, deputies said.
Travis Johnston died at the scene.