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Moped rider dies at hospital after Norfolk hit-and-run; police investigating

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Posted at 11:09 PM, Dec 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-29 12:05:10-05

NORFOLK, Va. - A man riding a moped has died at the hospital after a hit-and-run at the intersection of E. Virginia Beach Boulevard and Briar Hill Road Thursday night.

Around 9:40 p.m., police responded to the 5600 block of E. Virginia Beach Boulevard at the intersection of E. Virginia Beach Boulevard and Briar Hill Road for a report of a man who had been hit by a vehicle.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the man was riding on a moped scooter when a vehicle hit him. Police initially said he was riding a bicycle.

The vehicle then fled the scene.

The man was taken to a local hospital, where he later died from his injuries.

He was identified later as 53-year-old James E. Davenport Jr.

If you know anything about this hit-and-run, you are asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887) or submit a tip online here.