Missing Ashburn Man Found Dead After Motorcycle Crash in Fairfax

An Ashburn man who was reported missing since Aug. 9 was found dead today, the victim of a motorcycle crash in Fairfax County. 

         Simon H. Chang, 39, was reported missing by his family Aug. 16 after he failed to show up for his job as an emotional disabilities teacher at South Lakes High School in Reston. At that time, it was reported that he was last in contact with a friend on Aug. 9.

         Just before 2 p.m. Saturday, Fairfax County Police officers were called to Alliance Drive, where a groundskeeper found wreckage of a motorcycle crash and the body of a deceased man nearby. 

         According to the preliminary report, Chang was riding his2012 Ducatifrom Lee Highway to northbound Fairfax County Parkway when the motorcycle ran off the right shoulder of the ramp and came to rest in a wooded area adjacent to a runoff pond. Detectives have found no indication that any other vehicles were involved and have not determined whether speed or alcohol were factors. Positive identification of Chang’s body was made by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

         The agency is asking for any witnesses to contact the Crash Reconstruction Unit at 703-280-0543.

A GoFundMe page has been established for the benefit of his son, Benaiah.

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