A Texas motorcyclist lost his life yesterday on the Blue Ridge Parkway when his cycle left the Roadway in Floyd County and went down a 30-foot embankment. Parkway officials say 73-year-old Ronald Campbell was traveling behind his son in law, who then noticed Campbell was no longer in sight. Sheriff’s deputies and Park Service rangers later located him dead at the scene near the Rocky Knob visitor center.
NEWS RELEASE: (Floyd, VA) – On Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at approximately 7:00 p.m., National Park Service dispatchers received a call from Floyd County, Virginia dispatchers reporting a single motorcycle wreck near Milepost 168.4 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Local Deputies and Law Enforcement Rangers arrived on scene to find a motorcycle approximately 30 feet down an embankment and the operator deceased. The operator of the motorcycle was identified as Ronald Campbell, age 73, of Sanger, Texas. Preliminary investigations indicate that Campbell was traveling southbound with his son-in-law when the son-in-law noticed that Campbell was no longer behind him. When he could not locate Campbell, the son-in-law rode to the nearest Sheriff’s Department to report Campbell missing. Deputies and Rangers were dispatched and located Campbell and his motorcycle. No additional details are available at this time.