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March 19. 2012 3:40PM

Hampton man dies after motorcycle crash

HAMPTON — A local man has died after suffering serious injuries in a motorcycle accident on Monday morning.

Edward Johnson, 47, of Hampton had been listed in critical condition at Portsmouth Regional Hospital throughout the day on Monday.

Around 10 p.m., hospital spokeswoman Nancy Notis said Johnson had succumbed to his injuries.

Police arrived at the scene of the single motorcycle crash shortly after 7:20 a.m. on Monday and found Hampton Fire & Rescue crews already attending to Johnson. Johnson's motorcycle was lying in the middle of the south bound lane of Route 1 just south of the Route 101 interchange, police said.

Based on roadway evidence and witnesses at the scene, police believe Johnson was heading south on Route 1 at the time of the crash.

The crash remains under investigation.


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