Virginia State Police are looking for a tractor-trailer driver after a deadly motorcycle accident on I-95 in Fairfax—as well as anyone who witnessed the early-morning crash.
According to local news sources, 68-year-old Timothy Halpin, of Dumfries, was riding his BMW motorcycle northbound on Interstate 95 on Tuesday morning when he lost control of his bike in the left lane. His vehicle flew into the left shoulder of the road, while the man slid into the center lane and was struck by an oncoming tractor-trailer. The commercial truck continued driving and did not stop to offer the man medical assistance or to speak with authorities.
Halpin died at the scene of the Virginia motorcycle accident. The crash took place at around 4:30 a.m. near mile marker 165 on I-95. The crash closed all lanes of the interstate during the morning commute. The road was closed for two hours while police investigated the accident and cleared debris. Traffic was backed up for ten miles. Some drivers got out of their stopped cars during the traffic jam, which was not cleared until seven in the morning. Police did not raise restrictions on driving in the HOV lane.
The crash remains under investigation, though police have stated that alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the motorcycle crash and that it was raining at the time of the accident. Witnesses to the crash were not able to supply authorities with a description of the truck, and police are seeking anyone who knows about the crash or the trucker.
Our deepest condolences go out to Mr. Halpin’s family during this difficult time, and we wish the authorities the best of luck in finding the unidentified trucker.