Sailor dies in Portsmouth motorcycle crash

Posted at 11:31 AM, Mar 11, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-11 12:39:25-04

Portsmouth, Va. - Portsmouth police are now investigating a fatal motorcycle crash.

According to Jan Clark with the Portsmouth Police Department, the accident happened at 6:25 a.m. Monday, March 11, 2013, in the 400 block of Port Centre Parkway at Edwards Street.

The two vehicles, a motorcycle and 2007 Chevrolet Silverado, crashed near the intersection of Edwards Street.

Responding officers found the driver of the motorcycle lying in the roadway suffering from trauma to the body.

At 6:33 a.m., Portsmouth Medic Units pronounced the victim dead at the scene.

Police have identified the victim as 24-year-old Joshua Carter of Chesapeake. He is a member of the United States Navy.

The driver of the Chevrolet suffered minor injuries that required no medical treatment at the scene, police tell NewsChannel 3.

The driver is also a member of the United States Navy.

Investigators with the Portsmouth police and Strategic Traffic Unit responded and began an investigation. Investigators say the motorcycle was traveling north on Port Centre Parkway. The Chevrolet was traveling southbound, attempting to negotiate a left turn onto Edwards Street. At the time of the turn, the two vehicles collided.

At this time, it does not appear that alcohol was a factor.

Details on charges have not yet been released.

Watch NewsChannel 3 for updates.