Motorcyclist dies after deer-involved crash on Blue Ridge Parkway

Happened Thursday near milepost 52

BUENA VISTA, Va. – A man is dead after a crash involving a deer on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Authorities say they received a report regarding a crash around 3 p.m. Thursday near milepost 52.

Gary Weade, 70, of Lexington, was found dead when local deputies and law enforcement arrived on the scene, according to the National Park Service.

A section of the parkway was temporarily closed from milepost 45 to 60 due to the crash.

The Buena Vista entrance to the parkway at Route 60 is near milepost 46, while Milepost 60 is south of Lexington.

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