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State Police identify motorcyclist killed in King William crash

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Posted at 10:22 PM, Jul 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-17 11:34:25-04

KING WILLIAM COUNTY, Va.– Virginia State Police have identified the motorcyclist killed in a crash in King William County as an Aylett man.

Troopers say around 5:45 pm Saturday night 48-year-old Quintin Berkley lost control of his 2004 Honda Motorcycle while going through a curve on Route 601 (Calno Road) about a mile east of Route 614 (Etna Mills Road) near the Hanover County line.

Investigators say the motorcyclist slid in an oncoming 2012 Honda throwing him from his bike.

Both vehicles caught fire after the impact.

Berkley died at the scene.

Paramedics took the driver of the Honda, 41-year-old Sharonda Johnson of Glen Allen, to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, the two other passengers inside were not hurt.

State Police believe speed played a factor in the crash.

From Earlier:

KING WILLIAM COUNTY, Va. — Troopers are on the scene of a deadly two-vehicle wreck not far from the Hanover-King William County line Saturday night.

Sgt. Steve Vick with Virginia State Police said the crash happened on Route 601 near Norman’s Bridge and Route 614 in King William County near the Hanover County line involving a motorcycle and car.

Officials will release the victim’s name once next-of-kin have been notified.

State police are investigating the cause of the crash.