Motorcyclist killed in hit and run accident on Monitor Merrimac

Posted at 11:17 AM, Jun 08, 2014
and last updated 2014-06-08 11:17:47-04

Newport News, Va. – A woman driving a motorcycle was killed in a hit and run crash early Sunday morning.

Virginia State Police say the accident happened on I-664 at the Monitor Merrimac Bridge Tunnel, just south of Terminal Blvd.

A 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe was driving north on the interstate and swerved into the right lane to avoid slowing traffic. When the driver swerved the SUV hit the 2011 Kawasaki motorcycle.

The driver of the motorcycle, a 24-year-old Newport News woman has been identified as Taeisha Wilson. She was ejected off the bike and killed.

Troopers say the Tahoe left the scene after the accident, but they were able to determine the identity of the driver as Jennifer Walker of Hampton. She was later found and brought back to the scene.

We’re told by the VSP that the motorcyclist was wearing an approved helmet and alcohol was not a factor for either person involved.

The Commonwealth Attorney’s Office is reviewing the case and charges are forthcoming.