SPOTSYLVANIA COURTHOUSE, VA. (THECOUNT) — Michael Whitecotton, of Spotsylvania, Virginia, has been identified as the victim in a fatal Sunday afternoon motorcycle crash.

Whitecotton, 48, was killed while traveling on a motorcycle Sunday afternoon in Spotsylvania.

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According to reports, Whitecotton was operating a motorcycle in the 6500 block of Hickory Ridge Road, when for unknown reasons, he lost control before making contact with a tree Sunday afternoon.

Whitecotton was pronounced dead at the scene of multiple blunt force trauma injuries.

Speed was apparently a factor in the crash, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

According to Facebook, Whitecotton worked as a supervisor financial management analyst at Department of Defense for the U.S. Marine Corps.

Friends and family members took to Facebook to remember Whitecotton:

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Spotsylvania Courthouse is a census-designated place and the county seat of Spotsylvania County, Virginia, located 10 miles southwest of Fredericksburg. Recognized by the U.S. Census Bureau as a census designated place, the population was 4,239 at the 2010 census – Wikipedia.

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