Newport News Police mourn officer’s death, provide more details of deadly incident

Motorcyclist killed in hit and run accident on Monitor Merrimac

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Newport News, Va. – A woman driving a motorcycle was killed in a hit and run crash early Sunday morning.

Virginia State Police say the accident happened on I-664 at the Monitor Merrimac Bridge Tunnel, just south of Terminal Blvd.

A 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe was driving north on the interstate and swerved into the right lane to avoid slowing traffic. When the driver swerved the SUV hit the 2011 Kawasaki motorcycle.

The driver of the motorcycle, a 24-year-old Newport News woman has been identified as Taeisha Wilson. She was ejected off the bike and killed.

Troopers say the Tahoe left the scene after the accident, but they were able to determine the identity of the driver as Jennifer Walker of Hampton. She was later found and brought back to the scene.

We’re told by the VSP that the motorcyclist was wearing an approved helmet and alcohol was not a factor for either person involved.

The Commonwealth Attorney’s Office is reviewing the case and charges are forthcoming.


  • Ashley

    A great person, wonderful friend, and a true joy to this world is now gone. Taeisha, you will truly be missed. R.I.P.

  • Her

    It was an accident , everyone thinks it was on purpose . She didn’t even hit the motorcycle . Where’s the evidence ? The proof? Ooh , thought so .. Ms. Jennifer walker doesn’t need to go to jail all because something was pressed on her . She’s probably stressing because I know I would be . I know ms. Wilson will be missed and she is in a great place now !

    • Fatimah

      Obviously they have enough evidence to have found her & brought her back to the scene. I’m not that woman’s judge or jury & I’m sure she feels frantic over this but someone lost their life & it was someone I know. It’s very insensitive to say someone should bypass jail because it was an accident Taeisha is gone but Jennifer is still here to live on with her family& friends. Depending on the outcome Jennifer can recover but Taeisha can not. So you should be careful at what you post because Taeisha’s family & friends are hurting & will hurt for a long time & could be reading this so have some compassion.

      • a mother who lost a child

        This was a horrible accident and both families are hurting and suffering loss. Your wrong about Jennifer recovering. There will not be a day that goes by that she wont remember. She will have to live with the guilt for the rest of her life. This wasnt intentional and it sounds as if her husband told her to leave and being scared and in shock as im sure she was she made the mistake of listening to him. My prayers go out to the family of the young woman who lost her life as well as to the woman who hit her and her family. God bless them all.

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