Troutville Man Dies in Multi Vehicle Accident

Botetourt Co., VA - Troopers are investigating a two vehicle accident that killed a Troutville man Tuesday in Botetourt County.

Investigators say the accident happened around 5:20 p.m. on Route 11 at Old Route 604.

Troopers say Richard Crowder, 58, of Troutville was driving a motorcycle south on Route 11 when he struck a car driven by Mohanlal Jagodara, 50, of Troutville going east on Old Route 604. State Police says Jagodara pulled out into the path of Crowder as he was trying to turn left onto Route 11.

Crowder was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident. He was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital where he died a short time later.

Investigators say Jagodara was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash and wasn't hurt. He was charged with reckless driving.