Operator killed in Weems motorcycle crash

WEEMS—One person was killed Tuesday, July 18, when the motorcycle he was operating ran off the road. The crash occurred at approximately 8 p.m. on Greentown Road, 1/10 mile south of Gaskins Road in Weems.

Virginia State Police Trooper E. English is investigating the crash.

A 2003 Kawasaki motorcycle was traveling south on Greentown Road when it ran off the road to the left, struck a concrete block causing it to flip several times, reported VSP Sgt. Stephan Vick.

The operator of the Kawasaki, Derek O. Jones, 50, of Lancaster County was transported to Bon Secours Rappahannock General Hospital, where he died from injuries sustained in the crash. He was wearing a helmet.

The crash remains under investigation.