On Thursay August 17, 2023, a 2010 Harley Davidson motorcycle operated, by David Wells, was traveling westbound on W. Main St. approaching Dow Hollow Rd. in Roanoke County. A 2024 Freightliner was making a left turn from Dow Hollow onto W. Main St. when the motorcycle struck the rear of the tractor trailer. Speed as well as drugs and alcohol may have been a factor in the crash. The truck driver was wearing a seatbelt and was not injured. Mr. Wells was pronounced dead at the scene. There are no charges pending at this time and the investigation is ongoing. The road was closed to traffic but has been reopened.