Motorcyclist killed in dump truck crash

A motorcyclist was hit by a dump truck and killed this morning in Alexandria at Van Dorn Street and Taney Avenue, police said.

The initial police investigation said the trash truck driver was northbound on Van Dorn Street at 7:07 a.m. and turned right at Taney, striking the motorcyclist. The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.

The victim’s name is being withheld until next of kin is notified.

Patricia Sullivan covers government, politics and other regional issues in Arlington County and Alexandria. She worked in Illinois, Florida, Montana and California before joining the Post in November 2001.

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