Motorcyclist dies after collision with bicyclist

Photo courtesy: Newport News Police

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) – A motorcyclist died from his injuries he received during an accident with a bicyclist Tuesday afternoon in Newport News, police confirmed.

Newport News police say they starting getting calls about the traffic accident in the area of Huntington Avenue and 51st Street around 3:45 p.m.

According to police, witnesses told officers that the motorcyclist was speeding at the time of the crash. After hitting the bicyclist, the motorcycle hit a utility pole and ran off the road.

Alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the crash.

Police say the bicyclist was a 50-year-old Newport News man. He appeared to have non life-threatening injuries.

The motorcyclist was identified by police as 24-year-old Caleb Mark Welch, of the 4600 block of Warwick Boulevard.

Police are still investigating and will consult with the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office about any possible charges.

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