Man killed in Arlington Co. moped crash

WASHINGTON — A Saturday evening moped crash in Arlington left a Virginia man dead, police said.

Virgiliro Lopez, 45, was killed when he lost control of his vehicle around 5:40 p.m. and hit a traffic sign in the median in the 2400 block of S. Glebe Road.

Detectives from the Critical Accident Team responded to the scene and performed CPR before transporting Lopez to George Washington University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

An investigation into the incident is ongoing.

Anyone who may have witnessed the crash or has additional information regarding this investigation is asked to contact Detective T. Parsons at

Information may also be reported anonymously to Arlington County Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS.

Will Vitka

William Vitka is a Digital Writer/Editor for He's been in the news industry for over a decade. Before joining WTOP, he worked for CBS News, Stuff Magazine, The New York Post and wrote a variety of books—about a dozen of them, with more to come.

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