Motorcyclist dies after being hit by tractor trailer

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WVEC) -- Virginia State Police (VSP) said Monday that a motorcyclist who was hit by a tractor trailer Sunday died.

VSP spokeswoman Sgt. Michelle Anaya said Wesley Daniel Sharpe, 54, of the 400 block of Bellwood Road, Newport News was hurt in a crash on Interstate 64 eastbound, east of the Yorktown and Lee Hall Exit.

The wreck involving his motorcycle, the tractor trailer, an SUV, and another motorcycle happened around 6:50 p.m. Sunday.

Anaya said the motorcycles were behind the tractor trailer and tried to change lanes while traffic was coming to a stop.

Sharpe, who was riding a 1982 Harley Davidson, hit the back of a Chevrolet Suburban. The other motorcycle hit his, throwing Sharpe off his bike. The tractor trailer hit Sharpe who later died.

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