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Man killed in Augusta County motorcycle crash

Published: Oct. 15, 2020 at 9:07 PM EDT
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HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) (UPDATE 10/16) — The Virginia State Police has released additional information about the motorcycle crash that happened on Thursday, Oct. 15, at 3:03 p.m.

According to officials, a 1991 Harley-Davidson motorcycle was traveling north on Route 252 when it ran off the left side of the road, continued down an embankment and came to a rest on Cale Springs Road.

The motorcyclist, John D. Spitler Jr., 58, of Brandywine, W. Va., died at the scene. He was wearing a helmet.

The crash remains under investigation.

(ORIGINAL STORY 10/15) — A man died after a motorcycle crash in Augusta County on Thursday afternoon.

According to Virginia State Police, a motorcyclist was driving north on Middlebrook Road when he ran off the road, into a ditch and died at the scene on the corner of Cales Springs Road shortly after 3:00 p.m.

Police did not immediately identify who the crash victim was but said he was from West Virginia.

Virginia State Police are investigating.

This is a developing story. Stay with WHSV News for updates.

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