Virginia State Police on Sept. 23 at 2:02 a.m. responded to a single-vehicle crash on southbound Interstate 495 near the Gallows Road exit.
A motorcyclist was driving a 2006 Honda CBR600 south on I-495 when he rapidly reduced speed, lost control and laid the motorcycle down in the roadway, state police said. The motorcyclist then slid across the pavement away from the motorcycle.
Rescue personnel transported the motorcycle’s operator, Carlos Javier Velez Mantalvo, 25, of Orlando, Fla., to Inova Fairfax Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries. He was wearing a helmet the time of the accident.
The crash remains under investigation, State Police said.