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New York man dead in motorcycle crash on Interstate 81 in Augusta County

Chris Graham
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A New York man died from injuries in a motorcycle crash on Interstate 81 in Augusta County on Saturday.

Jonathan A. Oles, 47, of Montgomery, N.Y., died at the scene of the 7:12 p.m. crash near the 226 mile marker on I-81, according to Virginia State Police.

Oles was driving a 2023 Harley Davidson FLH motorcycle southbound on I-81 when he lost control and fell from the motorcycle, striking the guardrail.

The crash remains under investigation.

Chris Graham

Chris Graham

Chris Graham is the founder and editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1994 alum of the University of Virginia, Chris is the author and co-author of seven books, including Poverty of Imagination, a memoir published in 2019, and Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, and The Worst Wrestling Pay-Per-View Ever, published in 2018. For his commentaries on news, sports and politics, go to his YouTube page, or subscribe to his Street Knowledge podcast. Email Chris at [email protected].