Speeding motorcyclist killed in three-vehicle accident

April 13
MARYLAND
Motorcyclist killedin Prince George’s

A motorcyclist died in a three-vehicle crash on Interstate 95 in Prince George’s County on Saturday evening, Maryland State Police said.

Jose Roberto Gomez, 35, of Baltimore, was southbound near Route 212 about 7 p.m., when his Suzuki motorcycle struck a Volkswagen going in the same direction, police said. The motorcycle was traveling at a high rate of speed, according to police.

Gomez apparently lost control and was thrown from the motorcycle, police said. He landed on the highway and was struck by a southbound tractor-trailer rig, police said.

Gomez was pronounced dead at the scene. No one else was injured in the crash, which shut down two lanes of traffic.

— Justin Jouvenal

Pedestrian killedin Takoma Park

A 32-year-old man died Saturday night after he was struck by two cars in Takoma Park, Prince George’s County police said.

Walter Franco-Chinchilla of Hyattsville was crossing the 6700 block of New Hampshire Avenue near midnight when he was struck by a car, police said. Seconds later, he was hit by a second car. He was not in a crosswalk.

Both drivers remained at the scene and were cooperating with investigators, police said. Investigators do not think speed played a part in the incident.

Those with information were asked to call the police collision unit at 301-306-5640. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call 866-411-TIPS (8477).

— Justin Jouvenal

VIrGINIA
Woman’s body found in Fairfax bus shelter

An elderly woman was found dead in a bus shelter Sunday morning in Fairfax City. Police said they do not suspect foul play.

Authorities were called about 11 a.m. to the shelter near Old Lee Highway and Old Pickett Road, police said.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. Police declined to identify her. “We believe that she was homeless,” police Lt. Jeff Hunt said. “She was known to frequent the area.”

— Justin Jouvenal

THE REGION
NORAD jet fightersto fly night exercises

The North American Aerospace Defense Command is to fly jet fighters over the Washington area Monday night and into Tuesday morning, and Tuesday night into the morning.

One aim of the training flights is to hone interception skills.

Flights are to be between midnight and 5:30 a.m.

— Martin Weil

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