Motorcyclist killed in 3-vehicle crash on I-264 in Va. Beach

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — A motorcyclist died following a collision Thursday night on Interstate 264, state police say.

Virginia State Police said the chain reaction crash on I-264 West involved three vehicles.

State police said Rasheen Montreal Beasley, 25, who was driving a 1998 Ford Mustang, entered the westbound lanes at a high rate of speed from Rosemont Road just before 9:15 p.m.

Beasley crossed in front of a 2012 Mitsubishi, causing that driver to hit the back of his Mustang.

State police said the 25-year-old then lost control and hit a Harley Davidson FX motorcycle. 

The driver of the motorcycle, 35-year-old Joshua David Patterson, ran off the road after losing control, hit a jersey wall and was ejected into the eastbound lanes of traffic.

The collision closed several lanes for over an hour before the scene was cleared.

Patterson was transported to Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital following the crash. His injuries were not initially considered life-threatening, but state police said he later died of complications.

Beasley was hurt in the crash, but state police said his injuries were not life-threatening.

He was arrested and charged with driving under the influence.

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