88-year-old from New Kent dies in Route 17 crash in Yorktown

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YORK COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) – A fatal, two vehicle accident closed all northbound and southbound lanes on Route 17 in Yorktown near Goosley Road early Friday morning.

In a tweet sent out Friday morning, the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office said the call for the accident came in at around 9 o’clock in the morning closing all northbound and southbound lanes on Route 17 at mile marker 67, south of Goosley Rd.

Officials say that a 2002 Silver Buick sedan, was attempting to exit Colonial National Parkway south, when the driver failed to stop/yield right of way to northbound Route 17 traffic. The male driver t-boned at 2014 Kia Forte.

The man who drove the sedan died on impact and was identified as 88-year-old James Malcolm Harris Jr., of the 8000 block of St. Peters Lane in New Kent.

VDOT confirmed the road reopened around noon on Friday.

Virginia State Police are currently investigating the crash.

Check WAVY.com for the latest updates.

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