Police identify pedestrian killed on Richmond Highway last week

Candles half burned next to road
Candles are seen next to Richmond Highway not far from where Daniel Yeboah was killed last week.

Police have identified the man who died after being struck by two vehicles near Fort Belvoir last Thursday as Daniel Yeboah, 52.

Yeboah was hit near the intersection of Pohick Road in 9100 block of Richmond Highway (see map) around 9:45 p.m. while crossing the northbound lanes. Two vehicles — a 2019 Dodge Ram truck and a 2001 Pontiac Grand Am — are believed to have hit him.

The truck driver stayed on the scene, while the Pontiac driver did not stop because they did not realize they had struck something, according to police. The Pontiac driver later came forward and is cooperating with investigators, police said.

Police did not have an address for Yeboah, but said his relatives had been contacted. Yeboah was the second pedestrian to be killed on Richmond Highway in 2020. Peace Nana Asante, 51, was struck and killed on January 9 near the South Kings Highway intersection.

Police have not announced charges or tickets in either case. Speed and alcohol are not believed to be factors for the drivers who struck Yeboah.

Alcohol was not believed to be a factor for the driver who struck Asante, but investigators were still looking into whether speed played a role, according to the last update from police. Both Yeboah and Asante were said to be outside of the crosswalk when they were hit.