Injuries Sustained from Motorcycle Wreck Claim Life of Calhoun Woman

May 25th, 2022 – 12:38 PM

WEIS Radio –

(Via WEIS Radio) Information has been released by the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency regarding a wreck involving a motorcycle that occurred last Friday (May 20th) in DeKalb County.

At around 3:00 that afternoon, 53-year-old Rita Diana York of Calhoun, Georgia – was seriously injured, when the 2008 Harley Davidson motorcycle that she was riding on, left the roadway and crashed. 

The driver of the bike, Jason W. Johns, 47 from Resaca, Georgia, was unhurt.  York was taken from the scene by helicopter to a nearby hospital for treatment after the wreck but passed away Monday (May 23rd) due to her injuries.

According to Senior Trooper Brandon Bailey, that crash took place on DeKalb County Road 255, approximately five miles south of Ft Payne.

That wreck remains under investigation by state troopers.

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