One dead after motorcycle, pickup truck collide on I-95 in Fairfax County

The fatal crash occurred about 10:30 a.m. in the southbound lanes of I-95 at mile marker 162, near the Lorton Road interchange, police said.

The motorcycle first came to police attention about 9 a.m., when a trooper saw it traveling at “excessive speed” on the Capital Beltway, police said. Its speed was recorded at 123 mph, according to the police.

The trooper tried to stop it, but it sped off, and the trooper chased it. But as the motorcycle approached the Woodrow Wilson Bridge, the trooper broke off the pursuit, police said.

Then, police said, at 10:22 a.m., the same motorcycle passed the trooper on the Capital Beltway again. It was again traveling at “excessive speed,” police said. Again the trooper tried to stop it, but it sped away, onto southbound Interstate 95, police said.

When the motorcycle was seen “splitting the lanes” between southbound vehicles on the interstate, the

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Funeral held for L.A. County deputy who ‘made his own path’

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department motorcycle Deputy Thomas Albanese, who was killed in a collision in a Lakewood intersection last month while attempting to make a traffic stop, was eulogized Friday as a man who loved his job.

Albanese, 41, a seven-year veteran of the department and married father of 7- and 11-year-old sons, was attempting to pull over a black sedan just before 9 a.m. Feb. 25 when he was killed at the intersection of Paramount and Del Amo boulevards.

Pallbearers carrying casket of Deputy Thomas Albanese of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

Pallbearers carry the casket of Albanese at Calvary Chapel Golden Springs in Diamond Bar.

(Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

Albanese was northbound on Paramount Boulevard when a silver Mercedes-Benz, which was westbound on Del Amo Boulevard, struck him in the intersection. He was thrown from his motorcycle and died at the scene.

A U.S. Marine Corps veteran who served four tours of duty in Iraq, Albanese joined the

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Los Angeles County sheriff’s motorcycle deputy honored at funeral after being killed in Lakewood crash

DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (KABC) — Funeral services were held Friday for a Los Angeles County sheriff’s motorcycle deputy who was killed in a violent crash while on duty.

Family members, friends and hundreds of law enforcement personnel gathered in Diamond Bar to pay their respects to fallen Deputy Thomas Albanese.

A hearse carrying Albanese’s casket was escorted by a procession to the funeral, where it was carried into Calvary Chapel Golden Springs by fellow deputies followed by a bagpipe player.

An emotional Sheriff Alex Villanueva was among those who eulogized the 41-year-old Albanese.

“It’s been a tough time in law enforcement,” Villanueva said, pausing to choke back tears. “There are people screaming at the tops of their lungs that cops are bad, and the less of us the better society is. And I say to all those — not even close. The world is a better place because of people

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2 charged after fatal shooting at Richland County motorcycle shop

Two men have been arrested for their alleged involvement in a Thursday shooting that led to the death of one person and injured four others outside of a motorcycle dealership, the Richland County Sheriff’s Department said Friday.

The incident happened in the parking lot of Capital City Cycles at 7810 Two Notch Road around 4 p.m. Thursday, according to the Sheriff’s Department.

A man died at the scene, with the four others transported to local hospitals. Two men remained in the hospital Friday morning, according to the Richland County Sheriff’s Department. Their conditions were unknown.

Deputies “responded to multiple reports of shots fired” and were dealing with a “very large crime scene,” a Sheriff’s Department spokesperson said Thursday evening. The department said Friday they believe an arguement between multiple people escalated, leading to the shooting outside Capital City Cycles.

Police arrested and charged two men for their alleged involvement.


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