HANOVER, Va. — Hanover County sheriff’s deputies are investigating a two-vehicle crash that left a motorcyclist dead.

Police say the wreck occurred at about 11:30 a.m. on Sunday when 51-year-old James Contreras was riding a motorcycle west on Mountain Road in Hanover when he tried to brake and the bike began to skid. Police say Contreras was then thrown from the motorcycle into oncoming traffic and struck by a Mazda sport utility vehicle. Contreras was pronounced dead on the scene.

Police are still investigating the incident though charges are not expected.