A man from Centreville was on foot this past Monday night, April 23rd, near the area of the Lee Highway and Stone Road when he attempted to cross the street and was struck by a passing car. According to the official report from the Sully Police District operating within this area of Fairfax County, the investigation into the crash has so far revealed that the incident took place at 11:00 at night, and it is believed that someone-either a witness to the crash or the driver of the car that struck the man-called 9-1-1 immediately after the incident took place to report it to the authorities.
The car involved, a 2001 Ford Mustang, was driving down the southern lanes of Lee Highway and, according to the Sully Police, had the right of way when the pedestrian attempted to cross the street. It is not clear if the driver of the car saw the pedestrian in the moments before the collision took place and tried to avoid them or if the pedestrian and the car collided without the driver ever even being aware that there was a person standing in the road.
Responding paramedics and first responders reached the area shortly after the emergency call was placed, and they offered what attention they could to the badly injured man. The reports indicated that the pedestrian's injuries were too severe to be overcome and that they were declared dead at the scene of the incident.
Investigators have begun searching for reasons behind the fatal collision between the car and the pedestrian, and it seems as of this point in time that they have ruled out speed as a possible contributing factor in the collision. On the other hand, it seems as though police are looking into whether or not alcohol played a role. The report did not expand on this theory except to say that the authorities are focusing on the pedestrian in their matter and that the driver of the Mustang is not being considered at fault.
Until the family of the deceased individual is contacted, the full identity of the pedestrian is being withheld.