Motorcyclist dies in crash on Newtown Road in Virginia Beach


VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Emergency crews responded to a fatal motorcycle crash involving a pickup truck Tuesday afternoon on Newtown Road in Virginia Beach. 

Virginia Beach dispatchers say the 911 call for the crash at the intersection with Baker Road came in at 3:06 p.m.

Virginia Beach police spokesperson Tonya Pierce says the motorcyclist, identified as 48-year-old Norfolk resident Derek Byron Smith, was traveling south on Newtown and the truck, a Ford F-150, was traveling north on Newtown. She says the driver of the truck was trying to turn left onto Baker Road, when the driver failed to yield to the motorcycle.

The truck then continued traveling west onto Baker Road and hit an SUV that was traveling east on Baker. Pierce says the driver of the F-150 remained on scene. 

Police say the crash is still under investigation. 

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