Local woman dies in motorycle crash

Published 1:10 pm Monday, July 2, 2012

A Bainbridge woman was killed in a vehicle accident in Gadsden County, Fla., on Saturday evening, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

According to a media release provided by the FHP, the accident happened at about 10:15 p.m. on U.S. Highway 27, on top of a concrete bridge in southern Gadsden County.

Brandy Michelle Soper, 30, of Bainbridge, died from injuries she sustained when she was ejected from a motorcycle being driven by her husband, Greggory Allen Soper, 56, who was also ejected in the accident.

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Soper and his wife were traveling north on U.S. 27 on a 1974 Harley Davidson motorycle. At the same time, 42-year-old James E. Trucks of Saltillo, Miss., was driving a semi-trailer truck north in an adjacent northbound lane.

Soper was attempting to pass the semi truck when his motorcycle traveled northwest and struck a concrete barrier wall with its left side. The motorcycle then traveled back into the inside northbound lane and overturned. Both Soper and his wife were thrown off the bike onto the highway.

Brandy Soper died at the scene; Greggory Soper was taken to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital with serious injuries. A friend of the family sent an email Tuesday stating that Mr. Soper had injuries that would probably require surgery but did not appear to be life-threatening.

The driver of the semi-trailer truck was not injured.