Tennessee man dies in motorcycle crash in Giles County

Virginia State PoliceVirginia State Police is investigating a single-vehicle fatal crash in Giles County. The crash occurred May 5, 2023 at 8:30 p.m. on Route 460, approximately one mile west of Route 61.
A 2022 Kawasaki Ninja 650 was traveling west on Route 460. As it came into a curve, the rider lost control of the motorcycle and was thrown from it. The Kawasaki, meanwhile, ran off the right side of the highway and struck an embankment.
The operator, Michael S. Ruganis, 46, of Roan Mountain, Tenn., died at the scene. He was wearing a helmet.
The crash remains under investigation. Speed is being investigated as a factor in the crash.