A Lexington man lost his life Thursday when his motorcycle collided with a deer on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The National Park Service reports it happened a few miles north of the James River. 70-year-old Gary Weade was pronounced dead at the scene.

NEWS RELEASE: (Lexington, VA) – On Thursday, October 24, 2019, at approximately 3:00 p.m., National Park Service dispatchers received a report of a single motorcycle crash involving a deer strike near Milepost 52 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Local Deputies and Law Enforcement Rangers arrived on scene to find the operator deceased.  The operator of the motorcycle was identified as Gary Allen Weade, age 70, of Lexington, Virginia. No additional details are available at this time.