NEWS RELEASE:  On February 17, 2020 at approximately 4:00 pm, National Park Service dispatchers received a report of a vehicle off the roadway and down an embankment near parkway milepost 23. Reports came from pedestrians near milepost 23 who spotted the pickup truck while jogging along the parkway.  Rangers responded and found the operator, James Jenkins, 84 years old, of Brightwood VA, deceased in his crashed vehicle. The accident and cause of death are currently under investigation.