Sunday, April 14, 2024

Man dead following motorcycle crash

Hampton Police investigate a deadly motorcycle crash Monday night. (HNNDaily photo/Courtesy of Hampton Police)
Hampton Police investigate a deadly motorcycle crash Monday night. (HNNDaily photo/Courtesy of Hampton Police)

HAMPTON — Police here are investigating a crash that killed a man Monday night.

The man was identified as 21-year-old Austin Michael Powers of Norfolk.

It happened at around 6:21 p.m. in the 300 block of Big Bethel Road. Two motorcycles were involved.

Officers said Powers died at the scene, another man was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

“The preliminary investigation has revealed that both motorcycles were traveling southbound on Big Bethel Road at a high rate of speed when the driver of each motorcycle lost control of their vehicle, left the roadway, and threw each driver from their vehicle before coming to rest several yards from the original crash,” police wrote in a news release.

Information on the identity of the injured ride was not immediately released.

John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo ( is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.

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