HAVELOCK -- The Havelock Police Department has released the name of a motorcyclist who died when he collided with a car Sunday afternoon in Havelock.
Tyrell Jaylon Walaski, 18, of Havelock, died when he ran a stop light and collided with an SUV, Havelock Police Chief David Magnusson said.
Walaski was driving a 2003 Honda motorcycle east on U.S. 70 around 4:15 p.m. when he failed to stop for the traffic signal at the intersection of U.S. 70 and Greenfield Heights Boulevard, Magnusson said. He collided with a 2004 Jeep operated by Regina Darlene Dixon, 56, of Newport.
Dixon had been headed west on U.S. 70 and was attempting to make a left turn toward Greenfield Heights Boulevard when Walaski struck the right passenger door of her vehicle, Magnusson said.
According to Magnusson, Walaski was within the speed limit based on the investigation.
"Speed was not a factor. It was basically not stopping at the light," said Magnusson. "It is a tragic accident."
Havelock police investigated the crash with help from a New Bern police crash reconstruction specialist. No charges were filed, Magnusson said.