47-year-old Danville man dies after motorcycle crash

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PITTSYVANIA COUNTY, Va. (WSLS 10) - Virginia State Police say a 47-year-old Danville man died after a motorcycle crash on Wednesday morning.

The crash happened at 11 a.m. on Route 711, three-tenths of a mile east of Route 729 in Pittsylvania County.

A 2008 Kawasaki ZX 1400 motorcycle was traveling east on Route 711 when the driver, Jeffrey Orlena Owe, attempted to avoid an animal and ran off the left side of the roadway, according to police.Owen was wearing a helmet and was transported to Danville Regional Medical Center, where he later died from injuries received in the crash.The crash remains under investigation.