VSP Investigating Fatal Amherst County Crash


Amherst County, Virginia

Virginia State Police is investigating a two-vehicle crash in Amherst County. The crash occurred Sunday (Aug. 4) at 4:56 p.m. on the Route 29 Bypass near the Route 210 on-ramp.

A Suzuki motorcycle was traveling north in the right lane on the Route 29 Bypass. According to witnesses, as the motorcycle was attempting to merge into the left lane, it rear-ended a tractor-trailer traveling ahead of it in the right, northbound lane.

The adult, male motorcyclist died at the scene. State police is still in the process of locating and notifying the next of kin.

The tractor-trailer driver was not injured in the crash.

The Virginia State Police Appomattox Division’s Crash Reconstruction Team and the state police Motor Carrier Safety Team responded to the scene to assist with the ongoing investigation.
Corinne N. Geller
Public Relations Director
Virginia State Police


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