A 22-year-old man died in a motorcycle crash on the afternoon of Aug. 31, 2023 in Fairfax Station.
On Aug. 31 at 1:22 p.m. officers responded to Henderson Road near Thistledown Trail for a single-vehicle crash involving a motorcycle. Preliminarily, detectives determined Merle Webster Beach Jr., 22, of Springfield was driving a stolen 2004 Suzuki motorcycle at a high rate of speed westbound on Henderson Road. Beach crested a small hill, lost control and was separated from the motorcycle. Beach was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced deceased.
Anyone with information about this crash is asked to contact our Crash Reconstruction Unit at 703-280-0543.
This is the 11th non-pedestrian-related fatal crash in the County to date in 2023.