State Police identify motorcycle driver killed in Gloucester crash

GLOUCESTER COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) — Virginia State Police are investigating a fatal accident in Gloucester Monday evening.

The two-vehicle crash happened around 8:44 p.m. on Powhatan Drive and Mission Lane.

Police say preliminary investigation revealed that a Gloucester County Sheriff’s deputy tried to make a traffic stop involving two motorcycles for speeding. A 2009 Kawasaki motorcycle fled from the traffic stop at a high rate of speed down Powhatan Drive.

A 2008 Toyota Camry made a turn onto Powhatan Drive from Mission Lane when it was struck by the motorcycle. The driver, Cregg W. Cartwright, died at the scene.

Troopers are on scene investigating.

Stay with for updates as they become available.

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