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Posted on: August 9, 2023

Construction Zone Accident Results in One Fatality

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On Aug. 9, 2023, at approximately 11:20 a.m., James City County Police and Fire Departments responded to an incident in the 9200 block of Daydreamer Court, which is a construction zone in the Stonehouse Neighborhood. Upon arrival at the scene, medical personnel pronounced one victim deceased after accidentally colliding with a 1992 Ford L8000 truck. The truck is owned and operated by Harris & Son Seeding Contractors, and both the victim and the truck's driver were engaged in seeding operations in the construction zone at the time of the accident.

Preliminary findings from the initial crash investigation indicate that George “Sonny” Harris III, a 68-year-old male resident of Hampton and owner of Harris & Son, was assisting in guiding a hose behind the truck as it moved forward. Harris III became entangled with the vehicle, resulting in a fatal outcome. The exact circumstances surrounding this incident and the manner of death are currently under investigation, and the victim’s next of kin was promptly notified.

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Tayleb Brooks, PR and Special Projects Administrator

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