Victim in Fatal Pedestrian Accident Identified by Police

Wiehle and Chestnut Grove/Credit: FCPDFairfax County Police have identified the pedestrian killed in an early morning crash on Wiehle Avenue Wednesday as Silvia Raquel Corella Erazo, 72, of Reston.

Police are still investigating the crash that occurred at 6:25 a.m. on Wiehle southbound near Chestnut Grove Square.

Detectives from the FCPD’s Crash Reconstruction Unit are still investigating this crash, said police.

At this point, they say a 30-year-old Sterling-area man was driving a 2005 Honda Accord south on Wiehle toward the Metro station around 6:25 a.m. when he drove past the entrance of the Chestnut Grove community complex.

At the same time and location, Corella Erazo was crossing Wiehle Avenue on foot, from east to west. She was able to cross the northbound lanes of traffic and part of the southbound lanes before she was struck by the right, front portion of the Accord.

This crash investigation is ongoing, and neither speed nor alcohol appear to be factors in the crash, police said. There are no crosswalks at this location.

The victim was transported to Reston Hospital Center with life-threatening injuries and died a short time later.

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Photo: Police investigate crash at Wiehle and Chestnut Grove/Credit: FCPD

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