Motorcyclist killed in crash at I-264 Downtown Tunnel

Credit: VDOT 511

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — A motorcyclist was killed Monday morning in a single-vehicle crash inside the Interstate 264 Downtown Tunnel.

Virginia State Police Sgt. Michelle Anaya told Monday that the accident happened inside the tunnel, and was called in just before 4:50 a.m. An adult male who was operating the motorcycle died as a result of the crash.

VDOT reported Monday morning that all westbound lanes on I-264 were closed because of an accident on the Norfolk side. All lanes were reopened around 6:15 a.m.

Credit: VDOT 511
Credit: VDOT 511

Traffic was being rerouted to Interstate 464 South for more than one hour while the crash scene was being cleared. State police have not released the identity of the person who was killed.

The cause of the crash is currently under investigation.

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