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Motorcyclist killed after hitting Beltway construction in Virginia

A motorcyclist was killed on the Beltway on Wednesday night when he hit the lip of new pavement under construction and was thrown into traffic.

Michael A. Greenman, 36, of Alexandria was riding a 2008 Suzuki motorcycle on Interstate 495 at about 11:30 p.m. According to Virginia State Police, the three right lanes of the Beltway were closed ahead of the Van Dorn Street exit, leaving three left lanes open.

Greenman hit the lip of the new pavement under construction in the work zone, state police said. He was thrown into traffic and was hit by a 2012 Kia Sorento SUV. The driver of the SUV was not injured, and no charges were filed.

Julie Zauzmer is a local news reporter.


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