ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) — A 71-year-old man is dead after a crash in Isle of Wight County.
The crash happened around 2 p.m. Saturday on Central Hill Road, less than a mile west of Whispering Pines Trail.
Police say a Harley-Davidson motorcycle traveling eastbound and a Jeep Cherokee traveling westbound came around the curve at the same time and sideswiped one another along the centerline.
The motorcycle ran off the road and hit a utility pole. The rider, Richard A. Wells of Windsor Virginia, was thrown from the bike and died at the scene. According to police he was wearing a helmet.
The driver of the Jeep, Alton R. Jewel, 84, of Ivor, Virginia was not injured. He was wearing a seatbelt, police say.
Virginia State Police are still investigating the crash.