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VIRGINIA BEACH -- 49-year-old Richard John Hoben of Virginia Beach died Sunday after his motorcycle crashed off Indian River Road.

Emergency dispatchers got a call about the wreck in the 3600 block of Indian River at 8:12 a.m.

When officers got there, they found a 2011 Harley-Davidson motorcycle and searched the immediate area.

They found Hoben in the woods adjacent to where they found the bike. Paramedics took Hoben to the hospital where he died.

Investigators determined the motorcycle ran off the road, hit a ditch, then struck a tree, throwing Hoben into the woods.

Police said alcohol appeared to be a factor in the wreck.

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