72-year-old killed in Roanoke Co. motorcycle crash

Published: Nov. 22, 2022 at 9:15 PM EST
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ROANOKE Co., Va. (WDBJ) - A motorcycle driver died Tuesday afternoon in a crash in the 5000 block of W Main Street.

According to Roanoke Co. Police, James Thompson, 72 of Elliston, was driving west on a Harley Davidson when he approached slower traffic and rear-ended a Pro-Line dump trailer that was being pulled with a 1999 Ford F-250 pickup.

He died at the scene. Police say he was wearing a helmet.

The people in the truck were not injured. No charges are pending.

The road was closed for a period of time but traffic has resumed.