Motorcyclist dies after slamming into tree that fell onto I-95 in Virginia, police say

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A motorcyclist died after hitting a tree that fell onto Interstate 95, Virginia officials said.

The rider — identified as 24-year-old King H. Nguyen — was going south on the interstate when he crashed on Wednesday night, the Virginia State Police said in a news release.

Nguyen came off his 2021 BMW motorcycle and died at the scene. Officials said he was wearing a helmet.

Virginia State Police said an investigation showed Nguyen slammed into a tree “that had fallen across the right and center lanes.”

Officers said it happened on I-95 south in Chesterfield County, south of downtown Richmond. Virginia State Police responded to the area near the Willis Road exit and mile marker 66 at 10:40 p.m. Wednesday.

As of about 11:30 p.m., drivers were warned to expect delays as all southbound lanes and one northbound lane were closed in the area. The lanes reopened overnight, the Virginia Department of Transportation wrote on Twitter.

As of Thursday morning, officials said an investigation into the crash was ongoing.

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