Fatality reported after crash on Lankford Highway in Northampton County

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NORTHAMPTON COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) — Virginia State Police are investigating a fatal crash in Northampton County.

Authorities were notified at 5:15 a.m. of a crash in the 28200 block of Route 13 near Townsend Drive. They responded and found a vehicle on fire and what appeared to be a motorcycle in the median.

Traffic on Route 13 was shut down for several hours, but VDOT said all lanes were reopened just before 11 a.m.

Police said the moped’s driver, 49-year-old Kevin Turner, of Cape Charles, was traveling southbound on Route 13 when he lost control, ran the moped off the roadway and overcorrected.

When he overcorrected, he was ejected from the moped and landed in the median, dying on impact, police said. He was not wearing a helmet.

The moped was still in the roadway after the crash and was hit by a tractor-trailer, passenger vehicle and pickup truck.

The pickup caught on fire after it hit the moped.

No other injuries were reported.

Police said as of Wednesday afternoon, it was unknown whether alcohol contributed to the crash.

No other details are available at this time.

Correction: Police initially said the crash involved two vehicles, but further investigation revealed it was a single-vehicle crash.

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