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SUV Hits Bike in Double-Fatal Collision



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    Two people are dead after an SUV struck a bicyclist in Fairfax County, Va., Friday afternoon.

    The SUV was traveling north on Lee Highway approaching Forum Drive when it veered diagonally left, hopped a median, crossed all lanes of Forum and entered a bike path. The SUV struck and killed 18-year-old Chadli Abdelouahid, who was about to enter the bike path and was hit from behind, and brushed a 14-year-old girl before crashing into a tree.

    The driver of the SUV, 31-year-old Gary Thorne, also died at the scene, Fairfax County police Officer Shelley Broderick said.

    Some lanes were closed for a time because of the incident.

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    It is unknown why the SUV veered across the roadway and onto the bike path. Police are trying to determine if the driver was distracted or suffered a medical emergency. They are also investigating whether speed or alcohol was a factor.