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Hanover man died in motorcycle crash

Virginia State Police are investigating a two-vehicle crash that claimed the life of a Hanover County man Sunday afternoon in Louisa County.

Trooper M. Kriz responded to the collision that occurred at 2:10 p.m. on State Route 601, less than a mile north of State Route 652 in the Bumpass area.

A 2005 Harley–Davidson SLS was southbound on Route 601 and coming through a curve when a 2006 Kia Sorento pulled out from a private driveway into the path of the motorcycle.

The motorcyclist, David E. Plemen, 53, of Beaverdam was thrown from the motorcycle and died at the scene. Plemen was wearing a helmet.

The driver of the Kia, Shannon L. Fields, 40, of Bumpass was not injured in the crash. He was wearing a seat belt.

The crash remains under investigation at this time, state police said. Alcohol was not a factor.

—Scott Shenk