Albemarle County Police Department Press Release
The Albemarle County Police Department is investigating a fatal bicycle crash which occurred at 2:43 pm on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at Walnut Creek Park off Old Lynchburg Road in the southern part of Albemarle County.
The victim, John R. Potter, was riding a mountain bike with a friend on a designated mountain bike trail at the park. The victim appears to have fallen from the bike and struck an object, believed to be a rock, which resulted in a traumatic and fatal injury. Both the victim and his friend were experienced mountain bikers. Both were wearing helmets.
The victim, John R. Potter, died at the scene. He was 50 years old and a resident of the City of Charlottesville. Foul play is not suspected.