Fatal motorcycle crash on Carolina Road in Suffolk

Credit: Suffolk Police Department

SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A motorcyclist died in the hospital after colliding with a car on Carolina Road in Suffolk Sunday evening.

Suffolk Police spokesperson Diana Klink, said Suffolk Police and Suffolk Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the accident just before 6:30 p.m. in the 1100 block of Carolina Road.

The adult male driver of the motorcycle received emergency medical assessment and treatment by Suffolk Fire and Rescue personnel after he was thrown from his bike after colliding with a four-door passenger vehicle.

He was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries, where he later died. The driver of the motorcycle has been identified as Steve Louis Decker, 67, of  Hayes, Virginia.

The driver, and only person in the vehicle, was not injured.

The northbound and southbound lanes of the roadway were closed immediately following the accident. The cause of the accident remains under investigation.