Man dies in Rockingham County crash after motorcycle hits SUV

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY — Virginia State Police said a man was killed Saturday afternoon after his motorcycle collided with an SUV.

The two-vehicle crash took place at 4:30 p.m. in the 1030 block of Melrose Road in Rockingham County, a press release said.

Police said a 2019 Harley-Davidson motorcycle was headed west on Melrose Road when the rider failed to maneuver a curve, crossed a double centerline and collided with a 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe that was coming in the opposite direction.

The motorcycle driver, Dwain E. Gillispie, 53, of Broadway, died at the scene. Police said he was wearing a helmet.

The 17-year-old driver of the SUV was not injured. He was wearing a seatbelt.

The fatal crash remains under investigation.

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