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Clifton Moped Crash Kills Local Woman

A Centreville woman died last Tuesday evening, Oct. 15, following a motorcycle crash in Clifton. The victim was identified as Yumei Wang Barber, 37.

Fairfax County police say she was operating a 2012 Gabella moped, heading north in the 7200 block of Clifton Road, around 6 p.m., when the tragedy occurred. According to police, she entered a sharp turn and crossed the double-yellow line, veering into the path of a 2010 Ford pickup truck operated by a 26-year-old woman.

The moped struck the left, rear tire-well of the truck. Barber was separated from her moped and landed in the northbound lanes of Clifton Road. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say neither speed nor alcohol appear to be factors in the crash.