56-year-old Roanoke man dies after motorcycle crash

Police say charges are pending in this case


ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. – James Manetta, 56, died Tuesday as a result of injuries from a motorcycle crash Monday night in Roanoke County.

Police say charges are pending in this case and the investigation is ongoing.


A man is in the hospital with life-threatening injuries after a motorcycle crash in Roanoke County on Monday night, according to authorities. 

Officials say James Manetta, 56, was going northbound in the 5600 block of Peters Creek Road on a 2013 Harley Davidson when he hit a 2013 Ford Explorer that pulled out from Newland Road. 

Manetta was reportedly taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. 

Authorities say both people in the Ford were wearing their seatbelts and were not injured. 

Officials do not believe drugs or alcohol were a factor in the crash. 

Both northbound lanes of Peters Creek Road were blocked off but have since reopened. 

The accident remains under investigation.