Authorities say that a Forsyth County woman has died after a single-vehicle motorcycle wreck in north Forsyth.
According to Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Cpl. Doug Rainwater, the wreck occurred at about midnight on Sunday, July 7, when a lone motorcycle rider, later identified as 67-year-old Christy Vaughan, was traveling along Hopewell Road.
At this point in the crash investigation, authorities believe that Vaughan’s motorcycle struck the inside curb of a traffic circle near Hopewell Road and Hubbard Town Road, and Vaughan was thrown from the bike and critically injured.
Within minutes of the wreck, another driver arrived on scene, found Vaughan unconscious and her motorcycle wrecked and called 911, Rainwater said.
Rainwater said that Vaughan was rushed to a nearby hospital, where she died July 18, after spending several days in intensive care.
A GoFundMe campaign started in Vaughan’s honor by her family states that that above all else, Vaughan loved motorcycles and her family.
“I will miss her every day, every minute, and every second of my life,” Vaughan’s daughter Kristen Vaughan stated in a GoFundMe update post on Thursday. “She touched so many people in her lifetime, and she will continue to do so.”
The fundraiser to help support Vaughan’s family can be found by visiting https://www.gofundme.com/f/1owr7z8bqo?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet.
The wreck is currently under investigation by the Sheriff’s Office’s Traffic Specialist Unit.
This is the eighth fatal traffic incident in Forsyth County this year.