EMPORIA - Virginia State Police was called out to investigate a two-vehicle accident on Interstate 95, south of exit 1 (Route 58- Governor Harrison Parkway), at 2:15 a.m. Saturday. Sept. 7. The drivers of a 2000 Harley Davidson motorcycle and a 2014 Toyota Camry, were both traveling northbound on I-95, when the driver of the Toyota, Karen Fahrig, lost control of her vehicle, ran off the roadway, and striking the guardrail. Upon striking the guardrail, the Camry spun back into the traffic lanes, and into the path of the Harley motorcycle. Jonathan Mulder, 51, of Courtland, driver of the motorcycle, was thrown off the motorcycle and died upon impact. Notification has been made to his family members. Currently the accident is still under investigation at this time, with charges pending. The driver of the Camry, Arani Arzate-Zamora, 33, of Raleigh, N.C. was charged with reckless driving.
At approximately 2:35 a.m., on Sept 7, the Virginia State Police was called to investigate a two-vehicle accident on Interstate 64, east of Norview Avenue, that resulted in the death of a Virginia Beach resident.
Preliminary investigations reveal, that a 2001 Kawasaki motorcycle, driven by Marquis Greenhow, 26, of Virginia Beach, was traveling eastbound I-64 at a high rate of speed, when he struck the rear of a 2007 Honda Civic, also traveling eastbound. Marquis was thrown off the motorcycle and died upon impact at the scene. During this time, a SUV stopped for the accident and was struck in the rear by a tractor-trailer. This separate accident along with the fatality, caused a significant delay in opening travel lanes.
It is unknown at this time if alcohol played a factor in the accident. Speed was a contributing factor. Notification of the deceased has been made to family members.