VSP: Campbell County man dies five days after crashing motorcycle in Bedford County

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Virginia State Police say alcohol is believed to be a factor in the motorcycle crash following a police pursuit on New Year's Day.

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BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Five days after crashing in Bedford County, authorities say a Campbell County motorcyclist died Tuesday morning from his injuries.

According to Virginia State Police, the fatal crash took place shortly before 9:15 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 30 at the intersection of Route 24 and Route 886.

Police say a 2006 Suzuki C90 was heading east on Route 24 when the motorcyclist lost control and was ejected from the bike. Then, the empty motorcycle rear-ended a 2017 Jeep Cherokee.

The driver of the Suzuki — identified by authorities as 62-year-old Brian Paul Lowman from Evington — was wearing his helmet at the time of the crash and was brought to Roanoke Memorial Hospital. However, he died from his injuries on Tuesday, Oct. 5.

Meanwhile, the Jeep’s driver — 80-year-old Shirley W. Wheeler of Goodview — was reportedly wearing her seatbelt and was not hurt in the crash.

According to officials, this fatal crash investigation is still ongoing.

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