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.