Motorcyclist killed in crash with car on Old Keene Mill Road

A motorcyclist was killed in a crash at the Old Keene Mill Road and Shiplett Blvd intersection in Burke (via Google Maps)

(Updated at 8:25 p.m.) A motorcyclist was killed last night (Wednesday) in a two-vehicle crash just outside the Rolling Valley shopping mall in Burke, police say.

Officers and a Fairfax County Fire and Rescue medic were dispatched to the intersection of Old Keene Mill Road and Shiplett Blvd around 10:05 p.m. for a crash involving a motorcycle and car, according to scanner traffic on Open MHz.

According to a dispatcher, 911 callers reported that the motorcyclist didn’t appear to be moving or conscious.

“Driver…kept saying he didn’t see him,” the dispatcher said.

The motorcycle driver, identified as 50-year-old Burke resident Mohab Helmy, was declared dead at the scene, the Fairfax County Police Department said in a news release.

The intersection was closed to traffic as police investigated the crash until 1:43 a.m. today (Thursday).

Based on a preliminary investigation, detectives believe Helmy crashed into the driver’s side of a 2005 Toyota sedan while traveling west in the left through-lane of Old Keene Mill Road on a 2007 Yamaha motorcycle, the FCPD said.

The Toyota driver was attempting to turn left onto Old Keene Mill out of the Rolling Valley shopping center when the crash occurred, according to police.

“The driver of the Toyota remained on scene and was uninjured,” the police department said. “[Crash Reconstruction Unit] detectives continue to investigate the crash.”

This is Fairfax County’s second fatal motorcycle crash in 2024 after a 19-year-old man died last month in a crash on Leesburg Pike (Route 7) in Bailey’s Crossroads. The driver in that March 10 collision was charged with failing to yield while making a left turn.

Overall, 10 people have been killed in vehicle crashes this year, not including pedestrians — doubling the five fatalities recorded at this time in 2023, according to the FCPD.