The victim has been identified as 33-year-old Arthur Nelson Bittner of Newport News.
Bittner's motorcycle crashed Thursday morning at 62nd Street and Huntington Avenue. Police say a passing driver found the motorcyclist lying in the street around 2:30 a.m.
Newport News investigators say the 2012 Honda motorcycle was traveling south on Huntington Avenue when it left the roadway and struck a large tree.
Bittner was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, police say.
Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the crash, or may have additional information, to call the Police Communications Center at (757) 247-2500 and leave a message.
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