State Road man dies following Thanksgiving day wreck

Staff Report

A State Road man died at a Triad hospital Thanksgiving night after his motorcycle collided with another vehicle near Elkin.

Jody Dean Brown, 48, of 234 Thornecliffe Drive, died at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center about three hours after the 3:15 p.m. wreck involving a minivan, John Shelton, Surry emergency medical director, said Friday morning.

Trooper Robert Boyes of the North Carolina Highway Patrol said Thursday afternoon, that Brown’s motorcycle “was headed toward Elkin [and] went left of center on a curve to the right. The van was oncoming and went off to the road to the right but was unable to avoid hitting him.”

The driver of the van received minor injuries and refused treatment on the scene, however expressed to the officer intent to be treated later.

Brown was transported by Surry EMS to the Winston-Salem hospital, where he later died at 6:30 p.m., Shelton said.

“I cannot tell you the cause but I can tell you speed was not an issue. It was not mechanical. It did not involve alcohol. It did not involve distraction like texting,” said Boyes.

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