NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Police say a motorcyclist died following a multi-vehicle crash in Newport News Wednesday evening.
According to Newport News police, officers responded to the crash around 7:25 p.m. Wednesday in the area of Jefferson Avenue and City Center Boulevard involving a motorcycle and another vehicle.
Both motorists involved were sent to a local hospital. Officials say the motorcyclist, later identified as 27-year-old Tanner Matthew Romanos, succumbed to his injuries at the hospital.
In an inquiry with officials from Joint Base Langley-Eustis, they confirmed that Romanos was an active-duty airman assigned to the 1st Munitions Squadron at JBLE.
Romanos entered the Air Force in June 2015 and arrived at JBLE in January 2019. Romanos served as a crew chief with the 1st MUNS.
“We are deeply saddened by the loss of one of our family members and I know that pain is felt throughout the Wing and the JBLE community as a whole,” said Col. William Creeden, 1st Fighter Wing commander. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to Sgt. Romanos’ family, friends, and everyone affected by this tragedy.”
The chaplain’s office, mental health professionals and counselors are available to assist anyone in need. Information on JBLE support services can be found on the www.jble.af.mil website.
The driver of the other vehicle, a 24-year-old Newport News man, sustained non life-threatening injuries.
Police say the crash is still under investigation.
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