Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Williamsburg man killed following motorcycle crash

A Williamsburg man was killed in a motorcycle crash Monday morning in York County, the Virginia State Police reported.

Police identified the man as Stephen Malone Peoples.

He was 28 years old.

State troopers were called to the scene on Old Williamsburg Road, at Brown Lane at 7:09 a.m.

A preliminary investigation showed Peoples, who was wearing a helmet, was riding 2007 Kawasaki 600 on Old Williamsburg Road when he ran off the roadway and struck a utility pole.

He died at the scene, police said.

“Speed was a contributing factor and it is unknown at this time if alcohol was a factor,” Sgt. Michelle Anaya, state police spokeswoman, said in a news release.

John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo ( 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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