The Richmond Police Department’s Crash Team investigators have identified the person who succumbed to his injuries in a motorcycle fatality that occurred earlier this month.
At approximately 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 10, a motorcyclist, identified as Wayne A. Walters Jr. of the 1800 block of Joplin Street, was traveling west on Hull Street at a high rate of speed. Walters Jr. lost control of the motorcycle when trying to avoid striking an SUV that was traveling east on Hull Street. The SUV struck the motorcyclist when the driver made a left turn into a shopping center. Walters Jr. was pronounced dead at the scene.
Investigators with the RPD Special Operations Division-Traffic Crash Team responded to the scene where they interviewed the driver and witnesses, collected evidence, and took measurements to determine the cause of the crash.
The driver of the SUV, who remained at the scene, was uninjured. In consultation with the City of Richmond’s Commonwealth Attorney’s Office, no charges will be filed against the driver of the SUV.