SPRING MILLS, W.Va. — A Berkeley County couple is dead after their motorcycle collided with a vehicle.

Berkeley County deputies responded to the intersection of U.S. Route 11 and Dupont Road in the Spring Mills area at around 2:40 Monday afternoon. Michael Braner, 59, and Sherry Braner, 56, were heading northbound on Route 11 when they struck a passenger vehicle turning onto Route 11 south from Dupont Road.

Both were thrown off of their motorcycle. Sherry Braner was pronounced dead at the scene while Michael Braner died en route to a hospital via helicopter.

Sheriff Curtis Keller confirmed the driver of the passenger vehicle was a juvenile and was not injured. All lanes of Route 11 were shut down for several hours as crews worked to clear the scene.

Fire and EMS crews from Bedington and Hedgesville responded along with a medical helicopter.

The investigation continues.

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