Prince William police have identified the two people who died following a wreck early Saturday in Gainesville.
James Edward Beach II, 41, of Gainesville, died at the scene. Shannon Nicole Meyer, 22, of Bristow, was taken to an area hospital, where she died, police spokesperson Sgt. Jonathan Perok said.
Beach was driving a 2006 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R around 5:09 a.m. heading south on Lee Highway near Heathcote Boulevard when he reportedly sped through a red light at the intersection with the off-ramp from Interstate 66 and struck a 2010 Toyota Highlander.
Both riders were thrown from the bike. The driver of the Highlander, a 63-year-old Centreville resident, was not injured.