Virginia State Police identify man killed in Sunday motorcycle crash on I-64

Posted at 7:40 PM, Jun 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-11 19:40:50-04

JAMES CITY COUNTY, Va. – A motorcyclist was killed Sunday in a crash involving several other vehicles on I-64 in James City County.

According to Virginia State Police, two motorcycles were traveling eastbound on I-64 behind a tractor trailer around 7 p.m.

Both motorcycles attempted to change lanes while traffic was coming to a stop.

The driver of one of the motorcycles, 54-year-old Wesley D. Sharpe, hit the back of a Chevrolet Suburban, causing the other motorcycle to then hit Sharpe’s motorcycle.

Sharpe subsequently fell off his motorcycle and was then hit by a tractor trailer.

Sharpe, a resident of Newport News, died as a result of his injuries.

All eastbound lanes near mile marker 246 were closed while troopers were on scene.

No word on the cause or identity of the victim.

Stay with News 3 as we continue to follow this developing story.