Virginia State Police investigating fatal crash in Gate City

GATE CITY, VA (WJHL) – Virginia State Police are investigating a single-vehicle crash in Gate City that has left one man dead. The crash happened on Sunday shortly after 10 a.m. on West Jackson Street.

Police say a 2000 Yamaha motorcycle was traveling east on West Jackson Street when it ran off the right side of the road, struck an embankment and then a highway sign. The motorcycle came to rest after overturning. VSP says 51-year-old  Charles O. Darnell Jr. died at the scene.

He was wearing a helmet. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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