NN motorcyclist killed in Smyth County crash

SMYTH COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) – A Newport News man lost his life in a motorcycle crash on Interstate 81 Monday afternoon.

Deborah Cox with the Virginia State Police said the crash happened around 3 p.m. in the northbound lanes of Interstate 81 near the 48 mile marker in Smyth County. Witnesses told troopers a motorcycle was traveling north when it went off the left side of the road.

The motorcycle hit a guardrail and the driver, identified as Robert Henry Webber, 69, of Newport News, was ejected. He died at the scene.

Troopers say Webber was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, which remains under investigation at this time.

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