Portsmouth Police investigating fatal motorcycle crash

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PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Police in Portsmouth are investigating a fatal motorcycle crash.

According to officials, the crash happened at the intersection of Hancock Ave. and Tazewell St, and was a single vehicle accident.

Dispatch received a 911 call pertaining to the crash around 5 p.m. and medics pronounced the driver deceased at the scene of the crash.

The man has been identified as 57-year-old Clay Phillips of Portsmouth.  According to investigators, it appears Phillips lost control of his motorcycle and struck a utility pole.  No other vehicles were involved in the accident, police said.

If you saw anything or have information call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

Stay tuned to News 3 for updates. 

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