“Motorcyclist Christina Barnes Pronounced Dead in Crash on I-79 in Monongalia County”

By | July 17, 2023



A tragic motorcycle accident occurred on Sunday in Monongalia County, West Virginia, resulting in the death of the motorcyclist. The crash took place on Interstate 79 near mile marker 150, involving the motorcycle and a passenger vehicle. Fortunately, no one in a third vehicle, which was hit by debris, was injured.

According to the Monongalia County Sheriff’s Office, the motorcyclist, identified as 38-year-old Christina Barnes from Bradenville, Pennsylvania, was traveling north and attempted to enter the emergency turnaround in the median. Unfortunately, she was struck by a Hyundai Sonata, causing the car to overturn and trapping its driver. Emergency services had to extract the driver, who was subsequently taken to Ruby Memorial Hospital and later released.

Tragically, Barnes was pronounced dead at the scene. The authorities are currently conducting an investigation to determine the cause of the accident and gather any additional information.

The incident prompted a response from the Westover Volunteer Fire Department and Mon EMS, who provided assistance at the scene. Their efforts were commendable in ensuring the safety and well-being of those involved.

Motorcycle accidents can be devastating, and this incident serves as a reminder of the importance of road safety and vigilance while driving. It is crucial for both motorcyclists and drivers of other vehicles to exercise caution and be aware of their surroundings at all times.

Our thoughts go out to the family and friends of Christina Barnes during this difficult time. Losing a loved one in such a tragic manner is undoubtedly heartbreaking, and the community mourns with them. May her soul rest in peace, and may this incident serve as a reminder to prioritize safety on the roads..