Va. motorcyclist dies in US 1 wreck

WASHINGTON — A Virginia motorcycle rider was killed early Monday morning when he was thrown from his bike and then struck by an oncoming motorist, police say.

Prince William County police say Dustin E. Schexnayder, 31, of King George, was riding south on U.S. Route 1 near Russell Road when his bike left the highway and hit a guard rail. Schexnayder was thrown from the motorcycle and was lying in the middle of the road when he was hit by a southbound Honda Accord.

Schexnayder was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

Police received a report of the crash about 2 a.m. and initially believed a pedestrian had been hit. Police discovered the Hyosung GT 650 motorcycle in along a wood line not long after they arrived

The investigation closed the highway in both directions at the Prince William-Stafford county line for most of the morning. But all lanes had reopened as of 10 a.m.

Investigators don’t know if alcohol or speed played a role in the crash, which remains under investigation. Police also don’t know if Schexnayder was wearing a helmet.

Police did not release the name of the man driving the Accord, but said he is 47 years old and is from Fredericksburg.

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