55-year-old on bike dies after being struck by semi in Westmoreland County

Posted at 2:34 PM, Jul 24, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-24 14:34:45-04

WESTMORELAND COUNTY, Va. — State police have released the name of a man riding a bicycle who died after being struck by a tractor-trailer Wednesday evening in Westmoreland County.

Sgt. Steve Vick, a spokesman for Virginia State Police, said a bicycle and semi collided on Route 604 (Sandy Point Road) just north of Route 607 (Kinsale Bridge Road) around 7:15 p.m.

The bicyclist, 55-year-old Paul C. Reber, of Kinsale, was transported to VCU Medical Center Hospital where he later died from his injuries. Officials said Reber was wearing a helmet

The semi driver, 65-year-old Harvey Wilson Jr., of Kinsale, Va., was not hurt in the crash.

“The Virginia State Police First Division Crash Reconstruction Team is assisting with the crash which remains under investigation,” Vick said.



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