FRANKLIN COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — The Virginia State Police Department is investigating a motorcycle crash that resulted in two fatalities.
According to police, the crash occurred Sunday night on Route 739, two-tenths of a mile east of Route 986 in Franklin County.
Police said a 2007 Kawasaki Ninja was traveling east on Route 739, when the motorcycle ran off the right side of the roadway, down an embankment into a ditch; and caught on fire.
25-year-old, Jesse Mackinley Stapleton, of Rocky Mount,VA was wearing his helement and died at the scene, police said.
The passenger 19-year-old, Rodney Calvin Craighead, Jr., of Lynchburg, VA was not wearing his helmet and also died at the scene.
The crash remains under investigation.