Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Man killed following 2-vehicle crash in James City County

A deadly crash happened on Interstate 64 in James City County Thursday night. (WYDaily/Courtesy of Virginia State Police)
A deadly crash happened on Interstate 64 in James City County Thursday night. (WYDaily/Courtesy of Virginia State Police)

A 63-year-old man was killed following a two-vehicle crash in James City County Thursday night.

Virginia State Police has not released the identity of the man pending notification of his next of kin.

Police said the man was driving a 2005 Dodge Ram 3500 when the vehicle broke down on Interstate 64 westbound at the 245 mile-marker at around 8:56 p.m.

The driver was outside of the disabled vehicle when a 2015 Freightliner tractor-trailer lost control, ran off the roadway, and struck the disabled vehicle and its driver, according to the State Police.

The Freightliner then struck a tree before coming to rest in the grassy area of the interstate. The 63-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the Freightliner, Gleen Alan Fuselier Jr., suffered non-life-threatening injuries. He’s been charged with reckless driving, police said.

The tractor-trailer was not loaded and was towed from the scene.

There was no indication of impairment and speed was not a contributing factor, police said.

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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.

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