UPDATE: Virginia State Police identify Tenn. motorcyclist killed in Bristol, Va. crash


BRISTOL, Va. (WJHL) — UPDATE – Virginia State Police have identified the man killed in a motorcycle crash in Bristol, Virginia on Thursday.

According to VSP, Michael Brown, 46, of Sneedville, Tennessee, succumbed to his injuries after being transported to Bristol Regional Medical Center following the crash.

Brown had been ejected from the motorcycle after running off the ramp from I-381 South onto I-81 South.

VSP says speed was a factor, and Brown was wearing his helmet.

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The Virginia State Police is investigating a fatal motorcycle crash in Bristol.

State troopers say it happened around 5:20 p.m Thursday on the ramp from I-381 south to I-81 south.

According to VSP, a Harley-Davidson motorcycle was traveling on the ramp when the rider lost control and went off the roadway. The motorcyclist was then ejected from the bike.

The motorcyclist — identified as an adult male — was taken to the Bristol Regional Medical Center where he later died according to state police.

State police say speed was a factor in the crash.

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