By MELINDA WILLIAMS
SMYTH COUNTY – Virginia State Police are trying to determine what caused a motorcycle crash that left a Newport News man dead Monday.
According to State Police spokeswoman Deborah Cox, Robert Henry Webber Jr., 69, was thrown from his Honda Shadow when it ran off the left side of Interstate 81 and struck a guardrail.
The 2:58 p.m. wreck occurred in the northbound lanes near mile marker 48. Webber, who was wearing a helmet, died at the scene.