Navy service member killed in motorcycle wreck on Colonial Parkway, police say

Generic: James City County Police
Posted at 4:13 PM, Jul 09, 2023
and last updated 2023-07-09 16:17:37-04

JAMES CITY COUNTY, Va. — A 20-year-old active-duty U.S. Navy service member was killed in a motorcycle crash Friday night on Colonial Parkway in James City County.

Officers with James City County were called to two motorcycle crashes that happened at the same time around 8:20 p.m.

Police said two motorcyclists, who were part of a group of eight, turned at a high rate of speed and crashed into a wooded area.

"The group of riders traveled from York County to James City County on the Colonial Parkway; prior to the accidents, multiple witnesses on the roadway reported reckless driving by motorcyclists," the police department said in a post on social media.

One of the motorcyclists who crashed died at the scene, police said. He was identified as Quentin Perkins, of New Jersey.

The other motorcyclist had non-life-threatening injuries. Emergency personnel took them to Riverside Regional Hospital for treatment.

While the crashes are still under investigation, police said neither alcohol nor drugs played a role.

The Colonial Parkway near the Jamestown Settlement was closed for about three hours, according to the police department.



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