June 3, 2021 – The Lynchburg Police Department is investigating after a fatal motorcycle crash this afternoon.
On June 3, 2021, at 4:47 p.m., officers responded to 8th Street between Jackson and Federal Streets for a report of a motorcycle crash involving two individuals. When officers arrived on scene, they located two men in the road and immediately began performing lifesaving measures. One man was pronounced deceased at the scene and the second was transported to Lynchburg General Hospital. He is currently in critical condition.
The deceased was identified as Dekota Demon Matthews, 35, of Lynchburg.
The LPD asks that anyone who may have information about this incident, or has information about the events leading up to it, call the Traffic Safety Unit at (434) 455-6047. Anyone who may have captured video of these incidents on a security or doorbell camera is asked to contact the Lynchburg Police Department at (434) 455-6065 or share the footage on the Neighbors portal.
This is an ongoing investigation. Any additional information will be released as an update to this news release.