Staunton Man Killed in Motorcycle Crash

Rockingham County -- A Staunton man was killed in a crash on Interstate 81 early Saturday morning.

It happened around 1:15 a.m. on I-81 south near mile marker 254. That's just north of Harrisonburg.

Virginia State Police say a 2003 Harley-Davidson Motorcycle driven by 59-year-old Samuel Lee Crowe of Staunton was heading south. The motorcycle was hit by a 2001 International Tractor Trailer driven by 25-year-old Ronnie R. Richardson of Roanoke.

Police say after impact, Crowe was hit by a 2007 Cadillac car driven by 46-year-old Edward Hutchins of Irvington, New Jersey.

Crowe died at the scene of the crash due to his injuries. State police say it was raining at the time of the accident and they are investigating the cause of the crash. The interstate was reduced to one lane while police were on scene.

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