Fatality Investigation - Princess Anne Road & Fitztown Road

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

On Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at approximately 1:47 p.m., Emergency Communications received a report of a crash at the intersection of Princess Anne Road and Fitztown Road, in the southern area of Virginia Beach.  This crash involved a motorcycle​ and a recycling truck.  First responders pronounced the motorcyclist dead at the scene.  The decedent has been identified as 75-year-old Peter Joseph Schuffles of North Carolina.

Investigators have determined that a 2012 Autocar Recycling Truck was stopped at stop sign facing eastbound on in the 5700 block of Fitztown Road. A 2009 BMW motorcycle was heading southbound on Princess Anne Road approaching Fitztown Road.  The Autocar recycling truck began to cross over Princess Anne Road into the path of the motorcycle.

​This fatality remains under investigation by members of the department's Fatal Crash Team.

No charges have been obtained at this time.


MPO Tonya Pierce

Public Affairs Officer