NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Virginia State Police say a motorcycle-vehicle crash resulted in a single fatality on I-64 in Norfolk Sunday.
The call came in around 4 p.m. on the westbound side at mile marker 281 just east of Military Highway in Norfolk — near Norview Avenue Exit 279B.
State Police said the preliminary investigation revealed the driver of a 2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse was traveling in the middle lane and attempted to make a lane change when the vehicle was struck from behind by a 2016 Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle.
Police said the man driving the motorcycle, later identified as 26-year-old Michael Maurice Sandford of Everette, Washington, was ejected and struck the guard rail, killing him instantly.
State Police said, based on witness statements, speed played a contributing factor.
Currently, troopers are still investigating the incident.
Police say no charges have been placed at this time. No additional details surrounding the incident are available.
This is a breaking news story.
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