Update: Fatal motorcycle crash in Virginia Beach

Posted at 4:20 PM, Jul 06, 2014
and last updated 2014-07-06 20:34:30-04

Virginia Beach, Va.- Around 8:12 am Sunday morning, Virginia Beach Police received reports of a motorcycle on the side of the road in the 3600 block of Indian River Rd.

When officers arrived, they saw the operator in the woods adjacent to the motorcycle.

According to Police, the 2011 Harley Davidson exited the road to the right, hit a ditch and struck a tree which caused the operator to eject into the woods.

The motorcycle operator, 49 year old Richard John Hoben of Virginia Beach, was taken to a local hospital.

We have now learned that the victim has died from injuries.

Alcohol appears to be a factor in this fatal crash.