Staff Report —
Notification has been made to the family members of Kevin Turner, 49, of Hortense Lane, Cape Charles, who died in a single-vehicle crash this morning in Northampton County, according to a press release issued this afternoon by Virginia State Police.
Preliminary investigations reveal that at approximately 5:15 a.m., the state police received several emergency phone calls of a vehicle on fire and what appeared to be a motorcycle in the median. The incident took place around 5:15 a.m., on U.S. Route 13/Lankford Highway, north of Route 646/Townsend Drive.
Upon further investigation by the state police and reconstruction team, the fatal accident that occurred this morning was a single-vehicle fatality.
Upon arrival and investigating the crash scene, it was found that the driver of a 2020 Moped, 49-year-old Kevin Turner, was traveling southbound Route 13 when he lost control, ran off the roadway, and overcorrected. Upon overcorrecting, Turner was ejected from the moped and landed in the median, dying upon impact.
The moped was still in the roadway when it was struck by a tractor-trailer, a passenger vehicle, and by a pickup truck. The pickup truck caught fire as a result of running over the moped.
No other injuries were reported.
At this time, it is unknown if alcohol played a contributing factor in the crash. Turner was not wearing a helmet when he was ejected from the moped and died at the scene from injuries sustained from the crash.