LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) — One man is dead and police are trying to identify the driver of the tractor-trailer that struck him in a nasty accident that completely blocked the northbound lanes of Interstate 95 in Fairfax County early Tuesday morning.
Virginia State Police say Timothy E. Halpin, 68, was in the left lane when he apparently lost control of his 2001 BMW 1200 motorcycle near mile marker 165 around 4:30 a.m.
As the bike skidded into the left shoulder of the roadway, Halpin, of Dumfries, Va., slid in the opposite direction and into the path of an oncoming tractor-trailer in a center lane. He died at the scene.
Police say the striking tractor-trailer did not stop and are asking anyone who may have witnessed the crash to come forward.
Authorities say alcohol was not a factor in the crash.
Delays stretched southward for nearly 10 miles as the police investigation completely shut down the main lanes of the roadway for more than two hours.
Police say they did not lift HOV restrictions during the investigation.
With traffic at a complete standstill, motorists exited their vehicles and were standing in the roadway at times, WNEW’s Kevin Patrick reported.
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