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State police investigate Friday morning deadly crash in Yorktown

A fatal crash occurred in Yorktown Friday morning on Route 17, south of Goodsley Road. (WYDaily/Google Maps)
A fatal crash occurred in Yorktown Friday morning on Route 17, south of Goodsley Road. (WYDaily/Google Maps)

Updated Friday at 7:32 p.m.:

Virginia State Police have identified the man who died in a Friday Morning crash in Yorktown as  James Malcolm Harris Jr. of New Kent.

He was 88 years old.

Police said Harris was killed on impact after a crash on Route 17 approximately 9:04 a.m.

Harris was driving a 2002 Silver Buick Sedan when he failed to yield or stop exiting the Colonial National Parkway South and was t-boned by Jesse Rae Volkers, of Gloucester, police said.

Volkers was taken to Riverside Regional Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Updated Friday at 4:36 p.m.:

A crash in York County Friday resulted in the death of a male driver, the Virginia State Police said.

The unidentified male was driving a 2002 Silver Buick sedan and attempting to exit Colonial National Parkway South at approximately 9:04 a.m. when the driver failed to stop or yield right of way to northbound Route 17 traffic, police said.

At that time, the male driver was t-boned by a 2014 Kia Forte. The driver of the Forte was Jesse Rae Volkers of Golucester who was taken to Riverside Regional Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, police said.

The male driver died on impact at the scene. Information on his identity was not immediately released Friday.

Police said no charges have been filed as of Friday evening.

Original story:

A crash in York County Friday resulted in a fatality.

At 9:04 a.m. there was a two-vehicle crash on Route 17, south of Goosley Road in Yorktown, said Sgt. Michelle Anaya, spokeswoman for the Virginia State Police.

State troopers are still investigating. No other information was immediately released.

Alexa Doironhttp://wydaily.com
Alexa Doiron is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She graduated from Roanoke College and is currently working on a master’s degree in English at Virginia Commonwealth University. Alexa was born and raised in Williamsburg and enjoys writing stories about local flair. She began her career in journalism at the Warhill High School newspaper and, eight years later, still loves it. After working as a news editor in Blacksburg, Va., Alexa missed Williamsburg and decided to come back home. In her free time, she enjoys reading Jane Austen and playing with her puppy, Poe. Alexa can be reached at alexa@localvoicemedia.com.

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