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Wise County motorcycle crash victim identified

From staff reports • Sep 2, 2019 at 1:11 PM

 WISE — The victim in a single-vehicle motorcycle crash near Wise was identified on Monday.

According to Virginia State Police spokesperson Corinne Geller, Hunter B. Culbertson, 20, of Wise was riding a 2008 Ducati motorcycle on State Route 646, Coeburn Mountain Road, near State Route 644 at 12:26 a.m. on Sunday.

According to a report from State Trooper B.K. Turner, the motorcycle went off the left side of the road before hitting an embankment and tree. Culbertson, who was wearing a helmet, died at the scene.

Culbertson was a sophomore at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise.

Geller said the crash is under investigation with speed as a possible cause.

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