One dead after two-vehicle crash on I-95 near Occoquan River

One person is dead after a motorcycle collided with a pickup truck in Fairfax County, Virginia, on Interstate 95 Sunday morning.

Around 9 a.m. Sunday, a Virginia State Police trooper saw a motorcycle speeding on Interstate 495. Police said the motorcyclist was speeding at a rate of 124 mph in a 55 mph zone.

The trooper signaled for the motorcyclist to pull over, but the driver drove off. Police said the trooper followed the motorcyclist until they approached the Woodrow Wilson Bridge.

Around 10:22 a.m. the motorcyclist drove by the same trooper at an excessive rate of speed, police said. The trooper again attempted to pull the motorcyclist over, but the driver sped off on the I-95 south exit.

Troopers ended their pursuit when they saw the motorcyclist speeding through different lanes, weaving between vehicles in the southbound lanes of I-95.

At 10:30 a.m., Virginia State Police said that they responded to a two-vehicle crash in the southbound lanes of I-95 at the 162 mile marker.

When the troopers arrived on the scene they recognized the motorcycle from the one they were pursuing, police said.

Witnesses said that the motorcycle rear-ended a Toyota Tacoma pickup truck. The motorcyclist was thrown from the bike and it caught on fire due to the impact of the crash, according to police.

Troopers administered first aid to the motorcyclist, but the person died on the scene. The driver of the pickup truck was transported to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

All southbound lanes past Lorton (Exit 163) were reopened shortly after 2:30 p.m. They were blocked for a roughly four-hour period while the crash investigation took place. Traffic was diverted to US Route 1 during that time.

Police said crash remains under investigation.

A map of where the deadly crash happened is below.

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