UPDATE: Motorcyclist killed in Herndon crash

(Breaking update at 1:35 p.m.) A motorcyclist was killed in a crash in Herndon last night, according to police.

Police say the 22-year-old motorcyclist, Donald Baker, of Sterling, crashed near the McLearen exit on northbound Route 28. He was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.

Baker was operating a 2021 Suzuki motorcycle and accelerated when he lost control, struck a guardrail and was thrown from the vehicle, said police, who responded just before midnight.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to contact the county’s Crash Reconstruction Unit at 703-280-0543. People can also submit anonymous tips to Crime Solvers by phone, text and online.

Police said a preliminary investigation found no evidence of alcohol or drugs contributing to the crash.

It’s the 11th non-pedestrian fatality in the county this year.

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