UPDATED: Fatal motorcycle crash shuts down NB I-395

Investigation into fatal motorcycle crash on I-395 underway

(Updated at 11:25 a.m.) All lanes of northbound I-395 were blocked at Glebe Road during the Thursday evening commute due to a fatal motorcycle crash.

State police are investigating the crash, which happened just before 5 p.m. The motorcycle rider was dead upon police arrival in a scene described by arriving officers as disturbing and spread out over a distance.

“Virginia State Police is investigating a fatal crash involving a motorcycle that occurred Thursday (April 18, 2024) at 4:51 p.m. on Interstate 395 northbound at Mile Marker 7 in Arlington County,” VSP said in a press release Friday morning. “A Honda CBR600RR was heading northbound on I-395 at a high rate of speed when it lost control, struck a 2012 Acura TL, then went off the road to the right, and struck a guardrail.”

“The rider, Joshua A Craig, Jr., 23, of Dumfries, Va., was ejected and died at the scene,” the press release continued. “He was wearing a helmet. The crash remains under investigation.”

The highway was completely blocked as of 7 p.m. but reopened a short time later.