Tractor-trailer driver charged in Fauquier County crash
FAUQUIER COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- The Virginia State Police has charged the driver of a tractor-trailer involved in a fatal August motorcycle crash in Fauquier County.
The crash occurred around 1:10 p.m. Aug. 27 at the intersection of Route 29 (James Madison Highway) and Route 17 (Marsh Road) in Fauquier County.
Police say that a 2012 Freightliner tractor-trailer was traveling north on Route 29 when it failed to stop at a red light and hit a 2012 Harley-Davidson motorcycle that was traveling northbound through the intersection on Route 17.
The Harley-Davidson had a green light.
The rider of the Harley-Davidson, identified as 77-year-old John R. Selby of Bealeton, died at the scene of the crash from his injuries. He was wearing a helmet.
The driver of the tractor-trailer was identified as 64-year-old Alexei Plavan of Sterling. He was not injured in the crash and was wearing a seat belt.
Plavan was arrested and charged with reckless driving. He was taken to Culpeper County Jail and released on bond.
The crash still remains under investigation.