Motorcycle rider dies in Chesapeake hit-and-run accident

Posted on: 8:01 pm, September 9, 2012, by

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CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WTKR)–A 50-year-old man was killed in a hit-and-run accident on Interstate 564 early Saturday morning.

James W. Keith Jr., 50, was attempting to exit the ramp, when he fell off of the Harley-Davidson motorcycle at the southbound Terminal Boulevard exit ramp.

Another rider with Keith attempted to help him up from the pavement when a dark colored four-door vehicle ran over Keith.

Keith died at the scene and the driver of the unknown vehicle continued without stopping.

State police said the unknown vehicle is a dark colored four-door Chevrolet Cobalt, 2005 to 2010 model. 

Anyone with information on the driver or vehicle that left the scene is asked to contact the Virginia State Police.