News: Collision in James City County kills motorcyclist, passenger

JAMES CITY COUNTY, VA – Two people were killed in a collision involving a motorcycle and a truck in James City County Wednesday morning, 13 News Now reports.

The accident occurred in the area of Virginia Route 30 and Barnes Road in Toano, shortly before 7 a.m. Investigators said a Chevy work truck driven by 57-year-old Hernando Velasquez was making a left onto Barnes Road when it turned in front of a Kawasaki motorcycle, which then struck the back of the truck.

The motorcyclist, 22-year-old Tyler Scott Hyibak, and his passenger, 20-year-old McKenzy J. Jeade, died in the crash. Both were from New Kent.  Police said Jeade was not wearing a helmet at the time. No one else was injured.

Velasquez, of James City County, was charged with failure to yield.

Lanes were closed in both directions for nearly four hours after the crash, which is under investigation by James City County Police.

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