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Police Release Photo of Car Wanted in Fatal Hit-and-Run Crash on North Shore Drive

by Tim Regan — September 2, 2016 at 12:00 pm 11 Comments

090216restonfatalposssuspvehicleThe Fairfax County Police Department today released a photo of a car they believe is connected to the fatal hit-and-run crash that happened on North Shore Drive Sunday.

Someone behind the wheel of a car hit and killed 76-year-old Hung Soon Seo at the intersection of North Shore Drive and Village Road some time before 5:15 p.m. Sunday afternoon, police said.

Seo was crossing North Shore Drive at a four way intersection when she was hit by a vehicle that did not stop, according to authorities.

Fairfax police plan to canvass the area near North Shore Drive and Village Road this Sunday 5 p.m. in search of more information about the car, now believed to be a yellow Ford Escape with possible front end damage on the driver’s side.

Though the car was previously thought to be a newer model black Nissan Altima, “new information has determined that the initially thought to be the suspect vehicle may instead be a witness to the hit and run,” according to an update from FCPD earlier this week.

Police released the following flyer about the upcoming search:

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Photo via Fairfax County Police Department

  • johnQPublic

    certainly not a good labor day for that individual

  • Mike M

    It was a [email protected] Altima! No, wait. It was a bright yellow SUV.

    Credibility and cops. Two things that just don’t go together very well. The older I get, the more plainly I see it.

    • Guest

      “An early witness interview reported a compact car. Therefore, even though later interviews and possibly even evidence pointed to a more credible SUV theory, we’re not going to change our minds.”

      • Mike M

        I’m not sure I get your point nor whom you quote. It’s no secret that early reports are notoriously inaccurate. Pros don’t broadcast early reports.

    • amytales

      I’m sure you never mix things up sometimes either, do you?

      • Mike M

        What I know as an adult with a few years under my belt is that initial eye witness reports are not entirely reliable. So, why broadcast them?

    • ah

      They try.

      • Mike M

        Let’s hope so. I know our FFX police are better-trained than most. But this incident and others make me wonder. I know our Firefighters are well-trained, but they have extremely serious and unaddressed issues in that department as I know from first hand experiences and recently reported issues. They have a difficult and important job. Let’s hope they are up to the task.

  • Why do you bother?

    How many yellow Ford Escapes can there be? Gotta love the irony of the name of the car…

    • ah

      lol. im sure they now wish their car wasnt highlighter yellow!!

  • Jeff

    There are plenty of examples of bad policing, even here in Fairfax County. This isn’t one of them. It would be a failure to update the report with new information gathered that would be really bad.

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