Pictured above: Evans “Ray” Elmore was injured in a serious head-on collision while riding his motorcycle near Troutman Tuesday morning – Images via CSVFD and WSIC
WINSTON-SALEM (WSIC) – Doctors have amputated the left leg of Cool Springs and Concord firefighter Ray Elmore following an accident Tuesday morning in which he was struck head-on while riding his motorcycle south of Troutman.
MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT | An accident involving a motorcycle and a car shut-down Charlotte Highway (21) south of Troutman Tuesday morning. This is still impacting travel in the area. @WSICnews pic.twitter.com/SsZXWD2sqj
— Chris Hoke (@ChrisHokeWSIC) October 9, 2018
Cool Springs Chief Andy Webster tells WSIC Elmore’s leg was removed above his left knee. He was still waking-up late Tuesday afternoon following surgery.
Elmore has served the Cool Springs Volunteer Fire Department for more than twenty years and is presently the Assistant Chief. He’s described as an active member of the department who is well-liked by his fellow fire fighters. Elmore is a firefighter by trade, working for the Concord Fire Department. He and his wife Kathy have two grown children, Christine and Logan.
Webster asks the public to pray for Elmore and his family. A GoFundMe page has been set-up to help the family.
Citing witnesses and evidence at the scene, Trooper Ketner with the Highway Patrol tells WSIC a passenger car was traveling north on Highway 21 when it crossed the center line and collided with Elmore’s motorcycle. Ketner says there is presently no information why the car operated by Megan Beaver of Mocksville crossed the center line. Speed and alcohol are not thought to be factors in the accident.
Trooper Ketner says charges will be filed pending the outcome of his investigation.