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Update: MWAA Identifies Pedestrian Killed in Reston

by Karen Goff December 18, 2015 at 2:30 pm 8 Comments

Alan Cruickshank/Courtesy Loudoun Funeral ChapelThe Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority has identified the person struck and killed on the Wiehle Avenue eastbound exit ramp of the Dulles Toll Road on Wednesday as Alan Douglas Cruickshank, 50.

MWAA says the police investigation is still ongoing and no charges have been filed so far against the driver of the striking vehicle.

Witnesses said Cruickshank was attempting to cross the lanes on the exit ramp heading towards the bus stop on the south side when he was hit shortly after 6 a.m.

He was taken to Reston Hospital Center, where he was pronounced dead shortly after.

Photo: Alan Cruickshank/Courtesy Loudoun Funeral Chapel

  • Chuck Morningwood

    My condolences to the family, friends and acquaintances of Mr. Cruickshank.

    • Gordon

      Chuck, being the older brother of Alan who was killed on the morning of the 16th I would like to understand this better. Please contact me, gscruick at cox dot net. or propertyinc at cox dot net.

  • east297

    Pedestrians stay alert!

  • Mike M

    The entire complex encourages dangerous interaction between vehicles and pedestrians and bicycles.

  • Nicole

    I saw the immediate aftermath of this accident, and I’m still having a hard time with it. My deepest sympathy to Mr. Cruickshank’s family.

    • Gordon

      Nicole, I am the brother of the man that was killed on the morning of the 16th. I am trying to understand exactly what and where this happened. Please reach out to me. gscruick at cox dot net or propertyinc at cox dot net.

  • Evey Hammond

    The Dulles Toll Road desperately needs multiple pedestrian and bicycle overpasses and underpasses, not just the one at the Weihle Ave Metro. The walkable Reston promised at the foundation has yet to truly materialize.

  • Kaitlyn

    Another death due to poor pedestrian planning, This person would most likely still be here if it wasn’t for the cheapskate who planned these pedestrian walkways (or should I say lack there of) What is this the 3rd or forth article I have read this year at that intersection???


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