Motorcyclists killed in separate crashes in Northern Virginia

Two motorcyclists were killed in separate crashes in Fairfax and Prince William counties Saturday.

The first occurred just before 1:30 pm on Joplin Road in Prince William County. County police said Brooke Allyson Shambeck, 56, of Oakton, Va., was riding a 2013 Harley-Davidson 883 Sportster southbound with a group of riders when she couldn’t negotiate a sharp curve near Triangle, Va.

The motorcycle crossed over into the northbound lane before striking a tree, police said. Rescue workers drove Shambeck to a hospital, where police said she died of her injuries. No other vehicles were involved in the crash.

Hours later, Fairfax County police investigated a fatal collision in the Fairfax Station area.

The crash occurred before 7 pm at Henderson Road and Devereux Station Lane. Fairfax County police said a motorcyclist crossed into oncoming traffic on Henderson Road and collided head-on with a Jeep Grand Cherokee.

The motorcyclist, who police identified as 43-year-old Abdul Lee, of Lorton, Va., was pronounced dead on the scene.

The driver of the Grand Cherokee was the lone occupant and was not injured, police said.