Cherry Point Marine Dies in Motorcycle Crash in Havelock

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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.

Walaski died at the scene, Magnusson said. He was a Marine stationed at Cherry Point and a native of Newport, Rhode Island.

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.

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