Motorcyclist dies in Alexandria crash

Fairfax County crash reconstruction detectives are working to find the cause of a Thursday evening crash that killed a motorcyclist.

It happened a little before 8:00 p.m. in the Alexandria area of Fairfax County. Police say 45-year-old Thomas Jefferson Duty IV of Alexandria was traveling south on Telegraph Road near Beulah Street when his motorcycle left the road, jumped a curb and struck a retaining wall. Duty was pronounced dead at the scene.

Detectives are trying to determine whether speed or alcohol were factors in the crash.


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