Motorcyclist dies after I-95 crash in Prince William Co.

Authorities said the SUV driver fired shots at both a Virginia State Trooper and a Stafford County Sheriff's deputy. The gunman's bullets struck and penetrated the windshields of both vehicles, authorities said. This photo shows the trooper's vehicle with the bullet hole. (Courtesy Virginia State Police)
WASHINGTON — A 57-year-old motorcyclist died in a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 95 in Prince William County Thursday, Virginia State Police said.

On Thursday morning, Jerre S. Thomas II — a 57-year-old Quantico, Virginia, resident — was riding a 2006 Yamaha XV1900CT motorcycle on northbound I-95 near mile marker 151 when a 2012 Honda Civic changed lanes and hit the motorcycle, police said. That caused the motorcycle to drive off the roadway.

Thomas attempted to regain control and re-enter the interstate, but the motorcycle fell on its side and Thomas was thrown off it.

Emergency crews transported Thomas to Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. He later died from his injuries.

The driver of the Honda was no injured, police said. Charges for the 47-year-old driver are pending.

Virginia State Police are investigating the crash.

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