A Fairfax man died following a fatal crash while driving his motorcycle last Tuesday, Oct. 25. Fairfax County police identified him as Andrew Dearing, 27. Officers responded at 6:19 p.m. to West Ox Road at Ox Hill Road for a report of a crash involving a 2018 Yamaha MT07 motorcycle and a 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee.
Preliminarily, detectives from the Crash Reconstruction Unit determined that Dearing was traveling south on West Ox Road in the left lane. The driver of the Jeep was in the northbound turn lane on West Ox Road, waiting to turn left onto Ox Hill Road.
According to police, “The motorcycle proceeded straight through the intersection from the southbound left lane and struck the Jeep. The Jeep continued through the intersection, struck a pedestrian signal and collided with a 2013 Lexus GS350. The Jeep spun around and struck the Lexus a second time before coming to rest. Dearing was thrown from his motorcycle and taken to the hospital where he was pronounced deceased.”
No one else was injured in the crash, and all involved parties remained on scene. Detectives don’t believe alcohol or drugs were factors in the crash, but they’re continuing to investigate speed as a possible factor. Police will present details of the investigation to the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office for possible charges.
Anyone with information about this crash is asked to contact the Crash Reconstruction Unit at 703-280-0543. Tips may also be submitted anonymously through Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-TIPS (866-411-8477).