Motorcyclist killed after crashing into a tree

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PITTSYVANIA COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) – Virginia State Police have released the name of the person killed in Sunday night’s motorcycle crash.

30-year-old Shawn Levi Patterson, of Danville was driving a 2014 Ducati Panigale around 10:45pm.

Peterson was traveling south on Route 869, two tenths of a mile south of Route 876, when he ran off the left side of the road and struck a tree, police say.

Although he was wearing a helmet, he died on the scene.

The accident remains under investigation.

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