Deadly motorcycle crash near Powhite and Rt. 288

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - The Powhite Parkway on-ramp to 288 North is now open, following a deadly motorcycle crash in Chesterfield County.

This crash happened shortly before 7:00 p.m. Wednesday.

State police say 21-year-old Robert Benham was riding a Kawasaki motorcycle, following friends in a truck and decided to pass them on the on-ramp.

That's when the Benham ran off the left side of the road and struck the guardrail.

State police say he was wearing a helmet, but died at the scene. Speed is considered a factor.

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