DC police investigate fatal motorcycle accident

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Metropolitan Police Department is investigation a traffic fatality that occurred Monday on the Theodore Roosevelt Bridge.

Officials say that around 4:45 a.m., police responded to the scene of a traffic accident involving a 2003 Kawasaki Vulcan motorcycle. According to the report, the motorcycle was travelling inbound on the bridge towards D.C. when the driver lost control of the motorcycle. It skidded a short distance and then collided with the far ride bridge railing. The collision threw the operator from the motorcycle and hit his head on the roadway surface.

The victim has been identified as James Greene, 50, of Catlett, Virginia. Officers found him unconscious on the scene upon arrival. He was transported to George Washington University Hospital where he later died.

This case remains under investigation. The Metropolitan Police Department is asking anyone with information about this case to call the police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.