Police: Driver fails to stop after causing Virginia Beach crash that killed motorcyclist

Posted at 4:57 PM, Oct 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-10 15:02:15-04

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - A motorcyclist has died after a fatal crash at the intersection of Newtown Road and Baker Road Tuesday afternoon.

The call came in at 3:06 p.m.

Virginia Beach Police say the motorcycle was traveling southbound on Newtown Road while a Ford F150 was traveling northbound on the same road. The truck tried to make a left hand turn onto Baker Road. The truck driver's failure to yield to the motorcycle caused the crash.

After the truck driver's failure to yield, the truck continued to travel westbound onto Baker Road, hitting an SUV that was traveling eastbound on Baker Road.

The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. On Wednesday, police identified him as 48-year-old Derek Byron Smith of Norfolk.

As of 6:45 p.m., Newtown Road at Baker Road has reopened after previously having been closed while police investigated the crash.

The investigation is being handled by members of VBPD's Fatal Crash Team.

This story will continue to be updated as more information becomes available.

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