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Update from Virginia State Police:
At 12:33 p.m. this afternoon, Virginia State Police Trooper D. A. Basknight responded to a fatal motor vehicle crash on Route 1 at the intersection of Route 632, Cedon Road, in Caroline County.
A bicycle rider was operating a Nishiki 10-Speed when he failed to yield the right of way at a stop sign to traffic traveling southbound on Route 1. The bicycle rider who was heading eastbound on Route 632 and was attempting to head southbound on Route 1, was struck by a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado Pickup traveling in the right lane of Route 1. The driver of the pickup was not able to avoid striking the bicycle.
The bicycle rider, Charles F. Roye, 59, died at the scene. Roye was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.
The driver of the pickup, John D. Frye, 57, was not injured in the crash and was wearing his safety belt.
The Division One Accident Reconstruction Team assisted with the investigation. The Caroline County Sheriff’s Office assisted with the on-going state police investigation.
Frye is not facing any charges.
Deceased Rider – Charles F. Roye, 59, 6000 block of Cedon Road, Caroline, Va.
Chevrolet Driver – John D. Frye, 57, 14000 block of Smith Wright Lane, Woodford, Va.
Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller confirmed that at 12:33 p.m. this afternoon, troopers responded to a fatal motor vehicle crash on U.S. 1 near Cedon Road in Caroline County.
The fatal victim is reported to be a pedestrian and police are not releasing the identity pending notification of next of kin.
The Division I Accident Reconstruction Team is assisting in the on-going investigation.
Both Southbound lanes and one northbound lane of traffic on U.S. 1 near Cedon Road had been closed, but re-opened at about 4:15 p.m., according to VDOT spokesperson Kelly Hannon.