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Motorcyclist killed in Lorton crash identified

Detectives say they do not believe alcohol was a factor in the crash.

LORTON, Va. — All southbound lanes on Route 1 in Virginia were closed following a deadly crash Saturday evening.

Around 5:40 p.m. Saturday, officers with the Fairfax County Police Department responded to a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Route 1 and Birch Crest Way in Lorton, Virginia.

Detectives say they determined that at 5:10 p.m., the driver of a 2009 Kawasaki motorcycle was traveling south on Richmond Highway. The driver of a Honda Accord was stopped in the left turn lane at Birch Crest Way attempting to make a U-turn. As the driver attempted to make a U-turn to go south on Richmond Highway, the motorcycle collided, and the motorcyclist was thrown from his bike.

Police say the driver of the motorcycle was pronounced dead. He was identified Monday as Carrington Fitzgerald, 22, of Springfield, Virginia.

The driver of the Honda was treated for minor injuries at the scene.

Detectives say they do not believe alcohol was a factor in the crash, but they're continuing to investigate to determine if speed was a factor.


New video of a crash that sent two people to the hospital shows the moment an officer narrowly avoided being hit head-on by a speeding teen driver. Fairfax County Police released the video Tuesday in hopes of deterring speeders. 

Dashcam footage of the close call shows a speeding driver spin out of control, and swerve into the opposite lane, nearly striking an officer who was out of his car talking to a driver he had pulled over. 

The officer just barely jumps out of the way to avoid being hit as the speeding driver crashes into the pulled-over car.

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