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Chesapeake middle school's PE teacher killed in motorcycle crash in Virginia Beach

Investigators haven't said what might have contributed to the crash, but said an SUV and a motorcycle ran into each other head-on.
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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — A man was killed after a motorcycle and SUV crashed in Virginia Beach on Saturday morning.

The police department said the collision happened just after 11:30 a.m. in the 3600 block of Charity Neck Road in Pungo.

Investigators haven't said what might have contributed to the crash, but said the SUV and motorcycle ran into each other head-on.

The motorcyclist, 41-year-old Dennis Whitby, died at the scene. He was a Virginia Beach resident, and a P.E. teacher at Greenbrier Middle School in Chesapeake.

The school's principal, Dr. Michael Mustain, said many children would be affected by his loss.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Whitby’s family during this difficult time," Mustain wrote, "And we offer condolences to all the Greenbrier Middle School students and staff members as we mourn this loss together."

The school is making counselors available to students and staff members so they can process the loss.

A spokesperson for VBPD said the SUV's driver, who wasn't named, stayed at the scene and cooperated with first responders.

The VBPD Traffic Safety Unit is still investigating this crash.

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