Pedestrian struck and killed on Richmond Highway

Intersection of Belvoir and Richmond Highway.

The intersection of Belvoir Drive and Richmond Highway. (Google Maps image)

A man was struck and killed by a car in the Hybla Valley area early this morning.

The pedestrian was hit by a 2016 Mercedes sedan in the southbound lanes of Richmond Highway just past Belvoir drive a little before 1:15 a.m., according to a Fairfax County Police spokeswoman. The victim died on the scene.

Police have not identified the victim yet, pending notification of next of kin. The driver of the Mercedes remained on the scene. Alcohol and excessive speed are not believed to be factors in the collision. 

Police crash reconstruction officers are trying to determine if the pedestrian was struck by a second vehicle, according to the spokeswoman. A witness on the scene believed that a second car may have hit the pedestrian, but it’s not clear if that’s the case. No other vehicles stopped on the scene. 

The victim was not in a crosswalk, the spokeswoman said. The nearest crosswalks are at Arlington Drive to the north and Boswell Avenue to the south. 

The incident closed Route 1 in both directions for more than four hours. 

The collision marks the second fatal vehicle crash on Richmond Highway in less than a month. A 25-year-old man died June 9 after the motorcycle he was driving hit a truck at a high rate of speed at the intersection of Holly Hill Road. Three passengers in the truck were injured. 

This morning’s crash is the first pedestrian fatality on Richmond Highway in 2017. Three pedestrians were struck and killed by vehicles in 2016.

This post was updated at 1:35 p.m. Sunday.

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