Police identify pedestrian struck and killed on Richmond Highway

Intersection of Belvoir and Richmond Highway.

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

Police have identified the man struck and killed by car early Sunday morning on Richmond Highway as Gerson Rodriguez Cruz, 22.

Rodriguez Cruz, a resident of the Alexandria area of the county, was hit by a 2016 Mercedes sedan while crossing the southbound lanes of Route 1. He died on the scene.

The driver of the striking vehicle stayed on the scene after the collision, which happened around 1:15 a.m. just south of the intersection of Belvoir Drive in Hybla Valley.

Police say that Rodriguez Cruz was not in a crosswalk when he was struck. 

Police are looking into the possibility that a second car also hit Rodriguez Cruz after the initial collision. If that’s the case, it’s possible the driver of the second car did not know he had hit a person, police say.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the police at 703-691-2131, or Crime Solvers by visiting fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or texting “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES (274637).