Local digest: A roundup of D.C.-area news briefs

August 1, 2014
THE DISTRICT
Motorcycle-SUV collision kills man, 20

A 20-year-old man was fatally injured Thursday morning when the motorcycle he was riding collided with a sport-utility vehicle in Southeast Washington, D.C. police said.

Queshawn Sexton of Southeast Washington was pronounced dead at a hospital, police said.

Police said the driver of the SUV was turning off Good Hope Road onto southbound 16th Street SE shortly after 11 a.m. Sexton was riding in the opposite direction on Good Hope, and the motorcycle collided with the turning SUV, police said. Police said the accident remained under investigation.

— Peter Hermann

VIRGINIA
More calls for GOP treasurer to resign

Virginia Republicans continued to call Friday for Bob FitzSimmonds’s ouster as treasurer of the state party after a message on his Facebook page questioned whether Muslims have made contributions to U.S. society.

Pat Mullins and Michael E. Thomas, the chairman and vice chairman of the state GOP, said FitzSimmonds should step down. Micah Edmond, the Republican candidate to succeed retiring U.S. Rep. James P. Moran (D-Va.), said FitzSimmonds “should be fired.”

On Thursday, two high-ranking party officials told The Washington Post that FitzSimmonds had spoken with Mullins and offered to resign. But FitzSimmonds has denied — in an interview with a conservative blogger and on his own Facebook page — that he made such an offer. He has not responded to repeated requests from The Post for comment.

— Patricia Sullivan

and Jenna Portnoy

Four promotions in Alexandria City Hall

Alexandria’s city manager, Rashad Young, announced Friday that four city officials have been appointed to new jobs.

Laura Triggs, the chief financial officer, was promoted to deputy city manager, taking the spot left vacant by Michele R. Evans, who retired Friday.

Triggs will be succeeded by Kendel Taylor, who works in the Finance Department and was named acting director of finance.

Yon Lambert, deputy director of operations in the Department of Transportation and Environmental Services, was named acting director of the department, effective Sept. 1.

Craig T. Fifer, acting director of communications and public information since February, was appointed director.

— Patricia Sullivan

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