FLOYD, Va. – A 55-year-old Roanoke man died after a motorcycle crash Friday afternoon, according to state police.
The crash happened at 1:09 p.m. on Route 221, near Twin Falls Road in Floyd County.
Police say a 1984 BMW motorcycle was going south on Route 221 following a line of traffic, when traffic slowed the motorcycle attempted to pass several cars and a farm tractor, in a no passing zone.
The motorcycle ended up hitting the farm tractor, which was making a left turn into a private drive.
Henry J. Holderbach, the driver of the motorcycle, was wearing his helmet and died at the scene.
The tractor operator was not injured.
The crash remains under investigation.