27-year-old motorcyclist dies in Fairfax Co. crash

A 27-year-old motorcyclist is dead after a crash in Fair Oaks, Virginia, Tuesday night.

Fairfax County police identified the motorcyclist as 27-year-old Andrew Dearing of Fairfax.



Shortly after 6:15 p.m., Fairfax County police said they received a call to go to West Ox Road and Ox Hill Road in Fairfax near Fair Oaks Mall for a report involving a 2018 Yamaha MT-07 motorcycle and a 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

They said Dearing was driving his motorcycle south on West Ox Road in the left lane. The driver of a Jeep was in the northbound turn lane on West Ox Road about to make a turn on Ox Hill Road.

Then, police said the motorcycle went straight through the intersection from the southbound left lane and hit the Jeep. The Jeep continued through the intersection, struck a pedestrian signal and collided with a 2013 Lexus GS350.

The crash led Dearing to be thrown from his motorcycle. Emergency crews transported him to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

Dearing is the 14th person who was not a pedestrian to die on Fairfax County roads this year. At the end of 2021, there were 14 fatal non-pedestrian crashes in the county.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call 703-280-0543.

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to correct that the crash occurred on Tuesday night and been updated to reflect the Lexus’ involvement in the crash.

Tadiwos Abedje

Tadi Abedje is a freelance digital writer/editor for WTOP. He was born in Washington, D.C., and grew up in Northern Virginia. Journalism has been his No. 1 passion since he was a kid and he is blessed to be around people, telling their stories and sharing them with the world.

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