Around 1:52 a.m. on Saturday morning, the Virginia State Police responded to a two vehicle crash involving a motorcycle with a fatality at eastbound Route 40 (Mckenney Hwy), .2 miles west of Route 626 (Flatfoot Road).
The trooper’s preliminary investigation reveals that William Oscar Rowe Jr., 45, of Virginia Beach, Va., was operating a 2013 Harley Davidson motorcycle eastbound on Route 40 when he ran into the rear of a 2004 BMW 646 CSI as both vehicles were attempting to avoid a deer. Rowe then lost control crashing his motorcycle on the ground.
Unfortunately, Rowe succumbed to his injuries at the scene. There were no other injuries reported.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.