Police ID man killed in motorcycle crash in King George County

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

KING GEORGE COUNTY, Va. – State Police have identified the man killed in a fatal two-vehicle crash in King George County Friday afternoon.

The victim has been identified as Jeremy P. Via, 45, of Fredericksburg.

The crash occurred at 4:52 p.m., on Route 301 northbound in King George.

“A 2008 Kawasaki motorcycle was travelling north on Route 301 at a high rate of speed when it struck the rear of a 1986 Ford F-150 which was also travelling north,” Virginia State Police spokesman Sgt. Steve Vick said. “The operator of the motorcycle was thrown from the bike; the bike caught fire after impact.

Via, who was driving the motorcycle, was pronounced dead at the scene. He was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

The male driver of the pickup was transported to Mary Washington Hospital with serious non-life threatening injuries.

State Police are still investigating, but say speed is being considered a factor in the crash.