Investigation into fatal motorcycle crash closes Route 28 near Dulles

A traffic backup is seen on Route 28 after a fatal motorcycle crash Thursday, June 27, 2024.(Courtesy Meghan Morgan)

A fatal crash between a motorcycle and a truck closed a section of Route 28 in Fairfax County, Virginia, near Dulles International Airport.

It happened just before 2 p.m. Thursday on northbound Route 28 and McLearen Road between Herndon and Chantilly. The man on the motorcycle died at the scene, while the driver of the truck remained, a Fairfax County police spokesperson said.

Route 28 was closed northbound between Route 50 and McLearen Road for about 4 hours and 30 minutes as police investigated the crash.

Southbound drivers were initially reduced to a single right lane across from the scene, creating a backup as long as five miles, the WTOP Traffic Center reported.

Below is the area where it happened.

WTOP’s Dave Dildine contributed to this report.

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Veronica Canales

Veronica Canales is an Associate Producer and Weekend Overnight Producer at WTOP.

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