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Roanoke bicyclist killed in Botetourt crash

Richmond-Times Dispatch: Roanoke bicyclist killed in Botetourt crash

By STAFF REPORTS
Published: March 4, 2010

A Roanoke man was killed Tuesday in Botetourt County when his bicycle went through a stop sign and was hit by a tractor-trailer.

According to the Virginia State Police, Rueben Denard Williams, 27, died at the scene of the 4:45 p.m. accident at U.S. 460 and state Route 1400. Police said Williams, who was not wearing a helmet, was traveling south on Route 1400 when he was hit by the truck, which was westbound on U.S. 460.

The death brings the state's 2010 traffic fatality toll to 82, compared with 101 at this time last year. -- From Staff Reports