Motorcycle Fatality

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

UPDATE:  October 10, 2018​

The decedent has been identified as 48-year-old Derek Byron Smith of Norfolk.

This case remains under investigation. More details to follow once it becomes available.


On Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at approximately 3:06 p.m., Emergency Communications received a report of a motorcycle verses a pickup truck crash at the intersection of Newtown Road and Baker Road.

The operator of the motorcycle was pronounced dead at the scene.

Members of the Fatal Crash Team responded.  Preliminary investigation has revealed that the motorcycle was traveling southbound on Newtown Road approaching Baker Road.  A Ford F150 was traveling northbound on Newtown Road and attempted to make a left turn onto Baker Road.  The F150 turned left into the path of the motorcycle causing the crash.  The F150 came to a rest colliding with a SUV that was in the eastbound lane of Baker Road.

This is an active investigation by the members of the Fatal Crash Team.  More details to follow once it becomes available. 

MPO Tonya Pierce

Public Affairs Officer​