Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Police probe Wednesday crash that killed two in James City County

A New Kent man and woman were killed following a crash involving a motorcycle and a commercial vehicle in James City County Wednesday morning.

Authorities said the fatalities were a man and a woman riding a motorcycle. They were identified as Tyler Scott Hybiak, 22, and McKenzy J. Meade, 20.

Hybiak was wearing a helmet. Police said Meade, the passenger, was “reportedly not wearing a helmet.”

Hybiak died at the scene. Meade was taken to VCU Medical Center where she later died.

It happened around 6:54 a.m. James City County Police said a Chevrolet work truck driven by Hernando Velasquez, 57, of James City County, was traveling west on Olde Stage Road and was making a left turn onto Barnes Road when it turned in front of the Kawasaki motorcycle – traveling east on Olde Stage Road — ridden by the man and woman.

“The truck was traveling west on Olde Stage Road and was making a left turn onto Barnes Road when it turned in front of the motorcycle, which was traveling east on Olde Stage Road,” police department spokeswoman Stephanie Williams wrote in an email. “The motorcycle struck the rear of the work truck and caught on fire.”

Velasquez is charged with failure to yield.

“There were no other injuries,” she wrote.

The crash remains under investigation.

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Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to julia@localvoicemedia.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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