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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.


Mendez. (Arlington Police)

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

By Washington Post Editors  | October 18, 2010; 4:41 PM ET
Categories:  Arlington, David P. Marino-Nachison, Josh White, Traffic Accidents  
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This is an article about the man who killed my long time friend.
Gerald Lance Glasper was a great Man, loving Father, former Marine...and an Awesome Friend.
I certainly hope Jonathan Mendez will be convicted of this horrible tragedy. I know at the end of his own life- his just punishment will come- as he will surely be welcomed into the gates of Hell Eternal.
I mourn with the family of my friend- his loss saddens many.
Jonathan Mendez's family too is touched by this I am sure- however my condolences do not go out to them, for he surely made a horrible mistake.
Written with Saddness overwhelming, I will truely miss Lance very much.-Sheri

Posted by: SAlbright1 | October 20, 2010 3:55 PM | Report abuse

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