Dirt bike crash turns fatal in Newport News

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Police say a man was killed in a dirt bike crash on Warwick Boulevard late Saturday night. 

The victim has been identified as 36-year-old James Laughlin, of Mellon Street.

Newport News dispatchers received the call for the accident around 11:10 p.m. When emergency personnel arrived at the scene, they found a man with life-threatening injuries. 

The victim was transported to a local hospital where he later died. 

Investigators originally sited the accident as a motorcycle accident, but later determined Laughlin was operating a dirt bike. 

Circumstances surrounding the incident are still being investigated by the Crash Investigative Team. 

Stay with WAVY.com for the latest in this developing story. 

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