Man charged after deadly Va. crash
A D.C. man has been charged with manslaughter after a Friday night accident that resulted in the death of a motorcyclist, Arlington police said Monday.
A vehicle hit a motorcycle around 9:09 p.m. at Arlington Boulevard and Irving Street, police said. The motorcycle rider was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead; he was identified Monday as Gerald Glasper, 42, of Arlington.
Jonathan Mendez, 25, drove the other vehicle, police said. He remained on the scene, according to police, and charged Friday night.
Police believe alcohol was a likely factor in the crash but are awaiting test results before they can file potential charges related to driving under the influence, authorities said. When a traffic fatality is due to reckless driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, a manslaughter charge can be warranted
Arlington police continue to investigate. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Tamara Celestini at (703) 228-4164.
This item has been updated since it was first published.
-- Josh White and David P. Marino-Nachison
Washington Post Editors
| October 18, 2010; 4:41 PM ET
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