By MIKE DONOGHUE
Islander Staff Writer
GEORGIA – A well-known on-air radio personality died when her motorcycle crashed on U.S. 7 in Georgia on Wednesday night, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department reported.
Amy McGovern, 46, of Johnson had been involved in radio in Vermont for almost three decades and currently had the mid-day show on KOOL-105 FM in South Burlington.
McGovern was northbound on U.S. 7 on her motorcycle and following her boyfriend on his motorcycle about 6:20 p.m., the Sheriff’s Department said at the scene to the County Courier of Enosburgh.
McGovern’s boyfriend turned onto Oakland Station Road, but when McGovern attempted to follow him, she was not able to negotiate the corner, hitting a sign after leaving the pavement, the County Courier reported.
Rescue crews were summoned to a single-vehicle crash with a woman who was reported to not be breathing.
Speed and alcohol/drugs do not appear to be factors in the accident, the Sheriff’s Department said in a news release.
Investigators asked anybody with any information on the crash to call the Sheriff's Office at (802) 524-2121.
Besides working at KOOL-105, McGovern also covered shifts on other stations owned by Hall Communications in South Burlington, including WOKO-FM and WIZN-FM.
McGovern also had worked for Vermont Radio Group, which includes WDEV-AM/FM in Waterbury and WLVB in Lamoille County.