On June 3, 2021, at 4:47 p.m., Lynchburg Police Department (LPD) officers responded to Eighth Street between Jackson and Federal Streets for a report of a motorcycle crash involving two individuals. When officers arrived on scene, they located two men in the road and immediately began performing lifesaving measures. One man was pronounced deceased at the scene and the second was transported to Lynchburg General Hospital. As of last week he was in critical condition.

The deceased was identified as Dekota Demon Matthews, 35, of Lynchburg. 

The LPD has asked that anyone who may have information about this incident, or has information about the events leading up to it, call the Traffic Safety Unit at (434) 455-6047. Anyone who may have captured video of these incidents on a security or doorbell camera has been asked to contact the Lynchburg Police Department at (434) 455-6065 or share the footage on the Neighbors portal.