Speed may have been factor in fatal Falls Church motorcycle crash

WASHINGTON — Police are investigating whether a motorcyclist’s speed led to his death in a Falls Church, Virginia, crash Monday afternoon.

On Tuesday, Fairfax County police said 20-year-old Mark Green-Smith died when the motorcycle he was on collided with a Nissan Versa at Arlington Boulevard and South Street around 4 p.m. Monday. Police said the driver of the Versa was making a left turn from westbound Arlington Boulevard onto South Street when the motorcycle traveling eastbound hit the front of the car.

Green-Smith was pronounced dead at the scene. No one in the Versa was injured, according to police.

While detectives say alcohol does not appear to be a factor for either motorist in the crash, they are looking into the possibility that the motorcycle’s speed may have been a factor.

Officials have not released any additional details about the crash at this time, including how fast Green-Smith was traveling at the time of the crash.

Below is a map with the location of the crash:

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to reflect that the crash occurred in Falls Church.

Sarah Beth Hensley

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