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Man dead after moped crash in Roanoke

67-year-old Larry Ayers, of Roanoke, died at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital

ROANOKE, Va. – A man is dead after a moped crash in Roanoke on Sunday, according to police.

The crash happened on Sunday at about 4:45 p.m. in the 300 block of Brandon Avenue SW, near George’s Flowers.

Officers arrived on the scene to find a man on the sidewalk and his moped nearby. Several bystanders were attempting to help him, police say.

Witnesses told police that a man was driving, appeared to lose control of the moped, then crashed.

The moped’s driver, Larry Ayers, 67, of Roanoke was taken to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital for treatment but died later that night.

Roanoke police are investigating and cause the caused of death has not been determined.