Virginia Beach man killed in motorcycle crash

Posted at 11:49 AM, Sep 24, 2012
and last updated 2012-09-24 11:49:16-04

A 40-year-old man died after his motorcycle crashed in Virginia Beach over the weekend, officials say.

On Saturday, September 22, 2012, at approximately 1:30 a.m., EMS teams received a report of a possible accident in the 800 block of Oceana Boulevard.

Police and EMS teams responded, and found a motorcycle that had veered off of the roadway to the right.

Police say the victim was traveling north on Oceana Boulevard, operating a 1990 Harley Davidson motorcycle. The vehicle then went off of the road, striking a ditch and a highway sign. The motorcycle then went through a field, and crashed into a wooden fence. The operator of the motorcycle was thrown into the open field 60 feet from the vehicle.

The victim was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The victim has been identified as 40-year-old Bret Alan Barr of the 300 block of Lillian Avenue in Virginia Beach.

Speed, alcohol, and rider inexperience are considered factors in this crash, police say.

This case remains under investigation.

Stay with NewsChannel 3 for updates as they are released.