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Female motorcyclist, 64, killed in Washington County accident

WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE -  Charlene Marvin died after her motorcycle was struck by a car Saturday.A Carlton woman was killed when her motorcycle was struck by a car in Washington County on Saturday.

Charlene Marvin, 64, was Lifeflighted from the scene and later died of her injuries at an area hospital.

The driver of the car was not immediately identified or cited.

According to the Washington County Sheriff's Office, at about 11:53 a.m. on April 18, deputies responded to a crash involving a three-wheeled motorcycle and a car at the intersection of Highway 47 and SW Old Highway 47.

Deputies determined that Marvinb was driving her 2006 Harley Davidson three-wheeled motorcycle south on Highway 47. A 2014 Mazda 3 driven by a 51-year-old Gaston woman pulled onto Highway 47 from Southwest Old Highway. 47 to go north. The driver of the Mazda did not see the motorcycle and struck it in the side. The motorcycle spun and crashed, throwing Marvin off it.

The Washington County Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team (CART) investigated the crash. They initially decided there is no reason to believe any criminal factors exist in the accident.


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