Man Killed in Motorcycle Crash Tuesday

April 7, 2010 4:01 PM0 comments

A 22-year-old man was killed yesterday when he lost control of his motorcycle and struck another vehicle, police reported today.

A 22-year-old man was killed yesterday when he lost control of his motorcycle and struck another vehicle, police reported today.

Sergiu Mocanu of Alexandria died when his 2006 Honda CBR1000 motorcycle struck a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee on Little River Turnpike near Lincoln Avenue around 7:26 p.m. Tuesday Fairfax County Police reported. Mocanu was pronounced dead at the scene. The 61-year old driver of the Jeep was not injured.

Speed appears to be a factor in this crash, but the incident is still under investigation.

FCPD Spokesman Bud Walker told the News-Press that detectives plan to recreate the scene either on a computer or through a mathematical equation before authorities can determine whether Mocanu or the Jeep driver is to blame.

“In this situation, if the motorcyclist is at fault, no charges are going to brought against a deceased party. However, if it’s found that the driver of the Jeep is at fault, then detectives would then pursue charges against him,” said Walker.

He added that the report did not state whether or not Mocanu was wearing a helmet or protective gear at the time of the crash and that “if he wasn’t, that is normally something that would have been included in the report.”

As far as how long it will take FCPD detectives to determine the cause of the crash, Walker said it’s hard to tell.

“You never know. They could plug something into the mathematical equation and something couldn’t add up, so they’d have to start over again,” said Walker.

Stay tuned for updates.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail at www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.

 

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