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Motorcyclist killed in Oakton area crash on I-66 was speeding, police say

A toll sign for the I-66 West Express Lanes at Chain Bridge Road (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Virginia State Police are investigating a fatal motorcycle crash that occurred on I-66 in the Oakton area last Saturday (Aug. 19).

At 8:24 p.m., Cody P. Riley, a 36-year-old resident of Owens Cross Roads, Alabama, was headed east in the I-66 Express Lanes “at an excessive rate of speed” when he lost control of his 2018 Yamaha FZ09 motorcycle near Route 123 (Chain Bridge Road), VSP said in a news release today (Thursday).

“[The motorcycle] operator was thrown from the vehicle, which came to rest on the left shoulder of the Express Lanes,” VSP said.

Riley died from his injuries at Inova Fairfax Hospital.

Police say Riley was wearing a helmet. An investigation into the crash is ongoing.

There have been five fatal crashes involving a motorcycle in Fairfax County so far this year, exceeding the four such crashes recorded in 2022 through August, according to Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles data.