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Henrico biker killed after motorcycle slams into minivan

Henrico biker killed after motorcycle slams into minivan
Posted at 1:11 AM, Aug 10, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-10 01:14:23-04

CAROLINE COUNTY, Va. — A 68-year-old Henrico man was killed Sunday afternoon after his motorcycle slammed into the back of a minivan making a turn in Caroline County Sunday afternoon, according to Virginia State Police.

Officials said the accident happened at 3:10 p.m. on Route 1 southbound (Jefferson Davis Highway) at the intersection of Route 712 (Green Road).

“A 2005 Chrysler minivan was stopped on Route 1 (south) making a left turn onto Route 712 (Green Road) when it was struck in the rear by a 2006 Honda motorcycle,” Sgt. Steve Vick, a spokesman for Virginia State Police said.

Vick said the driver of the motorcycle, Michael B. Gabriele of Henrico County , as taken to VCU Medical Center where he died from his injuries. He was wearing a helmet.

The driver of the minivan, 63-year-old Phillip J. Coleman of Caroline County, was not injured. He was wearing a seat belt.

Officials said no charges will be filed in the crash.