Fatal Crash Investigation on First Colonial Road

Monday, May 22, 2023

​VIRGINIA BEACH, VA, May 22, 2023 – On May 21, 2023, at around 6:30 PM, Virginia Beach Emergency Communications received a call for a crash in front of Virginia Beach General Hospital (VBGH) on First Colonial Road.

The crash involved a small motorcycle traveling northbound on First Colonial and an SUV which had been exiting a parking lot. The motorcycle operator, Francis (Frank) Saunders (M/69) of Virginia Beach, sustained significant injuries and was pronounced deceased at a local hospital. 

This case is under investigation by the VBPD Traffic Safety Unit.  If you witnessed the crash or have information about this case, please contact the Virginia Beach Police Department Special Operations Bureau at 757-385-4606 or anonymously through Crime Solvers at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.