Galax man dies in motorcycle crash in Carroll County

At 9:02 p.m. on Wednesday (June 29), Virginia State Police responded to a single-vehicle crash on Route 722 a third of a mile east of Route 731.

A 2003 Kawasaki ZX-6R motorcycle was traveling east on Route 722 when it lost control and flipped onto its side. It then slid off the roadway and spun around, ejecting the operator in the process. The operator then went down the embankment and into a culvert.

The operator, Cristiam Linarez Huerta, 30, of Galax, Va., died at the scene. He was wearing a helmet.

The operator was the subject of an attempted traffic stop by the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office prior to the crash.

Excessive speed is being investigated as a contributing factor in the crash. The crash remains under investigation.