1 of 2 riders dies of accident injuries
By John Joyce
Published in News on August 7, 2012 1:46 PM
One of the two out-of-state riders injured in a motorcycle collision July 21 on Royall Avenue has died.
Tracy Holt, 42, of Louisville, Ky., died Saturday at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.
Ms. Holt was the passenger on a motorcycle en route to a fundraiser bike ride sponsored by the Redliners motorcycle club, a multi-state organization, when the accident occurred.
The driver of the motorcycle, Monte Garret, 38, of Warrensville, Ohio, remains hospitalized at Vidant, where he and Ms. Holt were taken after immediate treatment at Wayne Memorial Hospital.
Authorities said Monday that Ms. Holt's injuries resulted in the formation of a blood clot that eventually led to cardiac arrest.
The driver of the car that collided with the motorcyclists was initially cited for failure to yield. Now the driver, Shirley Kornegay Moses, 72, of Odell Street, might face new charges.
"The investigating officer is awaiting a medical report from Greenville," said Maj. Mike West of the Goldsboro Police Department. "He will also follow up with the district attorney's office for guidance before going forward."
No release date has been given for Garret, whose injuries include a broken right leg, ankle and heel, a broken right arm, elbow and wrist and a broken pelvis.
The Redliners club has chapters in 11 states. In July, the Goldsboro unit was hosting riders from all clubs to raise money for its scholarship program.
The president of the North Carolina Redliners chapters, Michael Quinn, said the club is organizing a scholarship fund for Ms. Holt's children. She leaves behind three girls and a son.
"This comes as a shock to all of us," Quinn said. "Tracy was already two weeks in, starting physical therapy."
"We know we're vulnerable when we get out here, accidents can happen anywhere anytime," he added. "This is just a sad time for us"
Two fundraisers are being planned locally to help the victims' families.
A fish fry will be held Friday, Aug. 10, at Captain Cuts at 112 S. Berkeley Blvd., from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Donations of $7 are being asked.
The Redliners also will hold a charity ride on Saturday, Aug. 11, starting at 901 Landmark Drive, with registration starting at 9 a.m. and kickstands up at 11:30 a.m. Donations are also being accepted. To help, people are urged to contact Raymond Devane Jr. at (774) 365-7741, Anwond J. Boykin at (919) 440-6180 or Sheila Covington at (919) 988-5674. Donations may be mailed to the club at 112 S. Berkeley Blvd., Goldsboro, NC 27530. Checks should be made payable to the Redliners Bike Club.
All proceeds will go to the victims' families.