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Rockingham County man dies when his bicycle was struck from behind on Tuesday

Chris Graham
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A 26-year-old Dayton man was struck and killed while driving a bicycle on Route 257 in Rockingham County on Tuesday.

According to Virginia State Police, Kenneth W. Zimmerman, 26, of Dayton, was traveling east on Route 257 at 7:44 a.m. when his bicycle was struck from behind by a 2019 Chevrolet Equinox, which was also traveling east.

Zimmerman died while in transport to a local hospital. He was not wearing a helmet, according to VSP.

The driver of the Chevrolet, a 17-year-old female from Rockingham County, was uninjured in the crash.

Charges are pending as 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].