Woman charged with reckless driving after fatal crash with motorcycle in Newport News


Newport News, Va. – A woman has been charged with reckless driving after police say she ran the red light and hit a man on a motorcycle killing him.

The accident happened at 74th Street and Jefferson Avenue. Police received calls about the accident at 6:10 a.m.

Francis Henry Kroll, 54, was on 74th Street and made a left onto Jefferson. Sabrina Lolita Johnson, 58, was driving a 2003 white Pontiac Grand Am going northbound on Jefferson when police say she ran the red light at the intersection and slammed into Kroll.

They were both taken to the hospital.

Kroll was pronounced dead at the hospital at around 6:34 p.m.

Johnson was arrested and charged with reckless driving.


  • Brett

    With the exception of 3 lights that have cameras, there is no enforcement on running red lights. Also no enforcement on texting, distracted driving, changing lanes without signals, driving 15 below while talking on the phone at rush hour – good luck if you’re riding a motorcycle on Jefferson, it’s you against the world.

  • kalenalyn

    This is absurd! How is it that driving 20 MPH over the speed limit – no accident or injury involved, let alone death – can carry the same weight as running a red light and killing someone? What is this world coming to? I’m disgusted at the state of Virginia. Shame on you.

  • C. T .

    Am i missing something here what about manslaughter, failure to keep vehicle in control running a red light resulting in a man losing his life all because she was eating and no paying attention to the road the officials in Newport news need to go for the max on this reckless driving that’s a weak excuse

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