Locally-based sailor dies in motorcycle crash

DUBLIN, Va. (WAVY) — A Virginia Beach based Navy sailor has died after a motorcycle crash in Dublin, Va.

Virginia State Police said 21-year-old George Pereyra crashed into a guardrail on northbound I-81 and was ejected from his 2014 Harley Davidson “V-Rod” motorcycle.

Pereyra was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators say he was wearing a helmet but the impact was so violent a guardrail post pierced his helmet and caused a fatal head injury.

Investigators believe he may have been falling asleep.

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