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Moped driver dies after crash in Northampton Co.

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Posted at 7:01 AM, Oct 06, 2021

CAPE CHARLES, Va. - Virginia State Police is investigating a car crash that resulted in a fatality early Wednesday morning.

State police investigated and said the fatal crash was a single vehicle incident.

They said around 5:15 a.m., the state police received several emergency phone calls of a vehicle on fire and what appeared to be a motorcycle in the median.

The incident took place on Route 13/Lankford Highway, north of Route 646/ Townsend Drive in Northampton. Police said it was found that the driver of a 2020 Moped, 49-year-old Kevin Turner, was traveling southbound Route 13 when he lost control, ran off the roadway, and overcorrected.

Upon overcorrecting, Turner was ejected from the moped and landed in the median, dying upon impact, police said.

The moped was still in the road way when it was struck by a tractor trailer, a passenger vehicle, and by a pickup truck. The pick up truck caught fire as a result of running over the moped, according to police.

No other injuries were reported.

Turner was not wearing a helmet when he was ejected from the moped and died at the scene from injuries sustained from the crash.