Monday, May 23, 2022

Motorcyclist dies following York County crash

A Yorktown man was killed following a crash in York County Wednesday night.

The Virginia State Police identified the man as Hubert Kenneth Peebles II, 55. The crash happened at the intersection of Route 17(George Washington Memorial Highway) and Coventry Boulevard.

At around 8:41 p.m. Wednesday, Justin Brent Reynolds, 37, of Hampton, was driving a 2017 Nissan Pathfinder southbound on Route 17 and made a left turn onto Coventry Boulevard, into the path of a 2005 Triumph motorcycle ridden by Peebles – the motorcycle was in the northbound lanes, said Sgt. Michelle Anaya, state police spokeswoman.

Peebles tried to avoid and swerve around the vehicle but was struck and ejected, dying upon impact, Anaya said.

Northbound Route 17 was shut down for several hours while troopers reconstructed the scene.

Reynolds was charged with reckless driving.

John Mangalonzohttp://wydaily.com
John Mangalonzo (john@localdailymedia.com) is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.

Related Articles

MORE FROM AUTHOR