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Virginia State Police: Crash on Interstate 64 kills biker on Harley-Davidson

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A 49-year-old Mechanicsville man is dead after his motorcycle was rear-ended by a 20-year-old Louisa resident on Interstate 64 on Friday.

Shawn Michael Jones, 49, died at the scene. He was wearing a helmet.

According to Virginia State Police, the fatality occurred two miles east of Shallow Well Road in Goochland County at 12:41 a.m. this morning.

A 2024 Kia Forte, driven by a 20-year-old, rear ended the 2013 Harley Davidson motorcycle driven by Jones. The motorcycle lost control and struck a guardrail. The Kia also lost control, rolled on its side and struck a guardrail on the left shoulder.

The driver of the Kia, whose name has not been released, suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

The crash remains under investigation.

Crystal Graham

Crystal Graham

Crystal Abbe Graham is the regional editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1999 graduate of Virginia Tech, she has worked for nearly 25 years as a reporter and editor for several Virginia publications, written a book, and garnered more than a dozen Virginia Press Association awards for writing and graphic design. She was the co-host of "Viewpoints," a weekly TV news show, and co-host of Virginia Tonight, a nightly TV news show. Her work on "Virginia Tonight" earned her a national Telly award for excellence in television.