ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) – A Smithfield man is dead after he was ejected from his motorcycle and struck by a Surry County Sheriff’s deputy during a pursuit on Old Stage Road in Isle of Wight County.
According to a Virginia State Police spokeswoman, just after midnight, Deputy Michael Bailey was conducting radar when two motorcycles came by at a high rate of speed. The deputy began pursuing the motorcycles on Route 10, when one the riders lost control and was ejected from the bike, and then hit by the deputy’s car.
The crash happened near the intersection of Old Stage Road and Wrens Mill Road in Isle of Wight County.
Deputy Bailey immediately stopped to give the man first aid, but his injuries were too severe and medics pronounced him dead at the scene.
State Police identified the motorcyclist as William Cary Parker, 36, of Smithfield. Police said Parker was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.
The second motorcycle did not stop and was last seen traveling eastbound on Route 10.
Virginia State Police are investigating the crash and have not determined if alcohol was a factor.
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