Man dies following dirt bike crash in Newport News

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -Police have identified the victim of last night’s fatal accident as 36-year-old James Laughlin.

Upon investigation, Newport News Police have discovered that the victim was driving a dirt bike, not a motorcycle.

The circumstances surrounding the accident are still being determined by the Crash Investigative Team.

Police say they were dispatched to Warwick Boulevard for a motorcycle accident around 10:45 p.m. Saturday night.

Upon arrival, they identified a male victim with life-threatening injuries.

According to officials, the victim was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries just after 11:00 p.m.

Stay with News 3 for updates. 

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