State Police investigating fatal motorcycle crash on I-81 in Wythe County Monday

Virginia State Police Trooper J. Hutchinson is investigating a fatal single-vehicle crash in Wythe County. The crash occurred at 9:04 a.m. on Monday (Sept. 6) on Interstate 81 at the 72 mile marker.

A 2020 Harley-Davidson Street Glide was traveling north on I-81 when it ran off the left side of the highway and struck the guardrail. The operator was thrown from the motorcycle.

The motorcycle’s operator, Yacek Castillo, 46, of Yonkers, NY, died at the scene. He was wearing a helmet.

The crash remains under investigation.