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Front Royal Man Dies in I-81 Accident

10 October 2018 News

A Front Royal man died after a vehicle crash on I-81 in Rockingham County.

The accident occurred early Monday morning at around 3:45 a.m.; 54-year-old James P. Bailey III was riding his motorcycle north on the interstate when he ran off the left side of the road. According to a release from the Virginia State Police, Bailey was thrown from the motorcycle and back onto one of the interstate’s lanes, where he was hit by a pickup truck. He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident. Part of I-81 was closed for three hours following the incident.

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