Police Charge Driver in Motorcycle Fatality

Fairfax County police have charged a Fairfax man in connection with the Oct. 25 death of a Fairfax motorcyclist. However, his charges are traffic-related and not felonies. 

That day at 6:19 p.m., officers responded to West Ox Road at Ox Hill Road for a report of a crash involving a 2018 Yamaha MT07 motorcycle and a 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Killed as a result of the crash was Andrew Dearing, 27; police say the Jeep’s driver was Mazher Rajput, 79.  

Detectives with the Crash Reconstruction Unit determined that Rajput was driving in the northbound turn lane on West Ox Road, waiting to turn left onto Ox Hill Road. Dearing was traveling south on West Ox Road in the left lane. But according to police, Rajput did not yield to the motorcycle, and the two vehicles collided.

“The motorcycle proceeded straight through the intersection from the southbound left lane and struck the Jeep,” say police. “Dearing was thrown from his motorcycle and taken to the hospital where he was pronounced deceased.” 

On Nov. 18, Mazher Rajput was charged with failure to yield when turning left and failure to abide by a traffic light. He was served two magistrate summons and is scheduled to appear in court in January 2023.

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