Motorcycle crash turns into fatality

7/10/2014, 2:41 p.m.

A 54-year-old Newport News man is dead after police say a woman driving a Pontiac Grand Am ran a red light and stuck his motorcycle.

The male driver, identified as Francis Henry Kroll of the 7200 block of Madison Avenue in Newport News was pronounced deceased at an area hospital on Wednesday, July 9, about 12 hours after the morning crash.

Charges are pending against the female driver, identified as a 58-year-old Newport News woman. The Crash Reconstruction Team investigator will be conferring with the Newport News Commonwealth Attorney’s Office in reference to any charges.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the motorcycle was traveling on 74th Street and made a left onto Jefferson Avenue, according to Newport News police.