Northern Virginia Police Beat: Devon Martin died of injuries in suspected DUI crash; motorcyclist dies

Sunday Morning Crash in Reston Results in Fatality; two motorcyclists crash; one dead, another injured and both at fault

Northern Virginia Police BeatRESTON, VA. — Fairfax Police report that a man injured in a crash on Sunday has now died. Officers were called to the report of a crash on Leesburg Pike near the intersection of Reston Avenue on Sunday, May 9 around 3:25 a.m.

Two vehicles were westbound on Leesburg Pike in the left lane. The vehicle in front, a 1989 Ford LTL 9000, began to slow to make a left turn. The vehicle behind, a 2015 Chevrolet Cruz, was allegedly traveling at a high rate of speed, failed to stop and struck the Ford in the rear. Devon Martin, 29, of New York, New York, was the right front passenger in the Chevrolet. He was transported to Inova Fairfax Hospital with life-threatening injuries. Martin succumbed to his injuries on Tuesday, May 12 shortly after 4 p.m.

Speed and alcohol are being considered as potential contributing factors in this crash.

The crash remains under investigation by the Crash Reconstruction Unit.

Anyone with information or who may have witnessed this crash is asked to contact detectives through Crime Solvers electronically by visitingwww.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text-a-tip by texting “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES(274637)** or by calling 1-866-411-TIPS(8477), or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.

Motorcyclist Jonathan Wesley Wright Dead in Crash

A 25-year-old Dumfries man died after succumbing to injuries he suffered in a motorcycle crash on Monday, May 11 shortly before 3 p.m.

Two motorcycles were travelling southbound on Route 123 approaching the intersection of Clifton Road at, what appeared to be, a high rate of speed. A box truck was travelling northbound on Route 123 and attempted to make a left turn onto Clifton Road. The motorcycle in the right lane passed in front of the truck and continued on. The rider remains unidentified.

Crash Reconstruction Detectives believe the rider of the motorcycle in the left lane, Jonathan Wesley Wright, attempted to pass behind the truck and struck the left rear of the truck. He was thrown from his 2013 Ducati and suffered life-threatening injuries on scene. He was transported by Fairfax1 to Inova Fairfax Hospital where he was pronounced dead at around 8 p.m. No one else was injured in the crash.

No charges have been placed; the crash investigation is continuing.

Anyone with information or who may have witnessed this crash is asked to contact detectives through Crime Solvers electronically by visiting www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text-a-tip by texting “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES(274637)** or by calling 1-866-411-TIPS(8477), or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.

Police remind motorists that May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month and FairfaxCounty Police urge riders to be alert to increased numbers of two wheelers on the roadways. With spring weather and increased daylight, the number of cyclists grows on our congested roadways. Share the road safely, this month and always.

Crash Reconstruction Unit detectives investigated another life-threatening crash involving a motorcyclist on Sunday, May 10 at around 3 p.m. near Great Falls. The motorcyclist was traveling eastbound on River Bend Road and attempted to pass a vehicle in front of him by crossing a double yellow line at the crest of a hill. His Suzuki motorcycle collided with a Toyota RAV 4 that was traveling in the oncoming lane. The motorcyclist, a 24-year-old Hendon man, was flown to Inova Fairfax Hospital. The other driver, an 81-year old McLean resident, was neither injured nor charged.

For more information on motorcycle safety and sharing the road safely:http://www.dmv.state.va.us/safety/#programs/motorcycle/index.html orhttp://www.nhtsa.gov/Safety/Motorcycles.

 

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