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Fatal crash claims motorcyclist
A Manassas man was killed Thursday when he lost control of his motorcycle while passing a moving Spotsylvania school bus, police said.
William Lee Arrington, 52, crashed into a mailbox after passing the bus in the 2300 block of Mount Olive Road in Spotsylvania about 3:20 p.m., Sheriff’s Capt. Mike Harvey said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The bus was carrying students home from Post Oak Middle School and some of them witnessed the crash or its aftermath. School system spokeswoman Rene Daniels said counseling is being providing to students who need it.
Harvey said accident reconstruction deputies are investigating the crash. He said speed was a contributing factor.