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Police: Motorcyclist killed after losing control on I-81

(VDOT)

UPDATE: The driver of the motorcycle was identified as Damian Reece Hiatt, 23, of Covington, Va.

They say he was wearing a helmet and died at the scene of the crash.

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BOTETOURT Co., Va. (WSET) -- Police said a motorcyclist has died after a crash on I-81 in Botetourt County Monday.

Police said the motorcyclist was going north in the right lane when it lost control and ran off the right side of the road, hitting the guardrail around 1:20 p.m.

Traffic was backed up around the 148 mile marker and the left lane was opened around 3 p.m. and the right lane opened around 3:30 p.m.

State Police said more information will follow once next of kin notification has been made.

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