What should have been a fun bike ride for a grandfather and his grandson ended tragically for the family.
It happened late Friday night on Blackburn Avenue in Ashland right in front of Oakview Elementary School.
Police say the driver of this truck was under the influence and crossed the center line, colliding head-on with a motorcycle.
The grandfather and his grandson were on the bike. The grandfather died.
His young passenger was severely injured and had to be air-lifted to a Huntington hospital. As for the driver of the truck, police arrested him. He's charged with driving under the influence.
“It's unfortunate when an operator makes that decision to get behind the wheel; it is like a loaded weapon. It will change this man's life and the families of the others in this crash,” says Capt. Todd Kelley of Ashland Police Department.
This is now a criminal investigation. Once complete, the driver of the truck may face more severe charges.