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Motorcyclist dies early Thursday morning in Fredericksburg

From Fredericksburg City Police:

Early this morning, at approximately 1:00 a.m., the Fredericksburg Police E-911 Center was notified of a motorcycle accident in the 1300 block of Lafayette Boulevard. Patrol officers, the Fredericksburg Police Traffic Unit, and the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Unit responded to investigate the incident. Lafayette Boulevard was closed in both directions for approximately five hours for law enforcement to perform their investigation.
Officers determined a motorcycle was speeding northbound on Lafayette Boulevard. The driver came upon a vehicle, struck it, then drove around the car, descending the hill at a high rate of speed. The motorcyclist lost control, went off the road, and struck the National Park Service sign. He was ejected off the motorcycle at impact and pronounced deceased at the scene.
Next of kin for the motorcyclist has been notified. The deceased’s name will be released at a later time. The driver of the vehicle struck was not injured.

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