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Cyclist killed on Virginia Capital Trail

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Posted at 10:47 PM, Jan 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-24 22:47:56-05

JAMES CITY COUNTY, Va. — A cyclist was killed in a crash on the Virginia Capital Trail Friday, according to James City County Police.

“James City County Police and Fire Departments were dispatched to a bicycle accident on the Virginia Capital Trail in the area of Jamestown High School,” a James City County Police spokesperson said. “A witness walking her dog observed an elderly male coming down a hill on the Trail and hit a bollard. He was subsequently thrown from his bike.”

Ronald Eddie Fox, 73, of Newport News, died at the scene. Fox was wearing a helmet.

The crash is under investigation.

The Capital Trail is a 51-mile cycling and running trail that connects Richmond to Jamestown.