A child died at a hospital from injuries he received Sunday in a motorcycle wreck on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Watauga County, stated a Parkway news release.

Jason Kruk of Taylorsville was operating a motorcycle southbound on the Parkway near Boone Fork Overlook in Julian Price Park when he took corrective action due to a vehicle ahead of him stopping suddenly, the release stated.

The motorcycle entered the Parkway’s northbound lane and collided with a pickup, the release said.

Kruk’s 11-year-old son, a passenger on the motorcycle, died after he was airlifted to a local hospital. Kruk was transported by ambulance to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries. Both were wearing helmets.

The driver of the pickup received minor injuries in the accident, which happened about 11:45 a.m. Sunday.

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