Franconia Police District – Officers responded to the area of the Franconia-Springfield Parkway northbound, prior to the Interstate 95 overpass on Thursday, August 18 around 2 a.m. Detectives from the Crash Reconstruction Unit were called to the scene. The preliminary investigation has revealed that a 26-year-old man was riding a 2010 Suzuki motorcycle northbound on the Franconia-Springfield Parkway approaching the I95 overpass. For unknown reasons, the motorcycle left the roadway to the right and struck a jersey wall. The impact caused the rider to separate from the motorcycle and the motorcycle slid another 200 feet down the Parkway before coming to rest in the northbound travel lanes. The rider was launched over the jersey wall and he fell approximately 25 feet before landing on the gravel surface behind a business in the 6700 block of Loisdale Road. The rider, Usman Yusaf Mirza, of Springfield, was pronounced dead at the scene.
There was no evidence of any other vehicle being involved. Speed does not appear to be a factor. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will determine if alcohol was a factor and the official cause and manner of death.
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