Criminal petition obtained in Draper Mountain crash that killed two

A criminal petition has been obtained against the surviving driver in a Feb. 21 crash that took the lives of two men on Draper Mountain in Pulaski County.

Commonwealth’s Attorney Justin Griffith issued a statement on the case today.

“The Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office and the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office have met with both families of the men who lost their lives on Draper Mountain on February 21, 2022. A petition has been obtained against the surviving driver,” Griffith stated.

He continued that, “The surviving driver was a juvenile at the time so we must adhere to juvenile privacy requirements; however, I do not believe that overrides the need to keep the public informed that a criminal petition has been obtained and the victims’ families have been consulted.”

He noted that a court date has not been set at this time.

The accident took the lives of Darrell Wayne Roark, 46 and Wayne Allen Patterson, 55. Both were operating motorcycles when the accident occurred.

The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office reported that at approximately 3:58 p.m. Monday, Feb. 21 their office received a call concerning a motor vehicle crash involving two motorcycles and a pickup truck on Lee Highway, just south of Hermosa Drive on Draper’s Mountain.