One dead, another injured after motorcycle crash in Suffolk

Posted at 10:11 PM, May 15, 2012
and last updated 2012-05-16 00:22:07-04

On Tuesday, a 38-year-old woman died after she lost control of her 2011 Kawasaki ZX10 motorcycle and crashed into a guardrail in Suffolk according to police. 

Police say Melissa Jean DeLoatch of the 6000 block of Burbage Landing Circle was traveling on the off ramp from College Drive to I-664 in Suffolk when she lost control, ran off the side of the road and hit the guardrail. Both DeLoatch and the passenger, 22-year-old Brittney Graves, were ejected. Both women were wearing helmets.

DeLoach, police say, died on impact. Graves was flown to Norfolk Sentara Hospital with major injuries.

Police say alcohol was not a factor in the accident.