BREAKING: Reston Man Killed in Pedestrian Crash in Fairfax

A Reston man was killed as he crossed a road in Fairfax around 6 a.m. today (April 9), police said.

According to the Fairfax County Police Department, Ralph Johnson, 63, was crossing Lee Jackson Memorial Highway near Alder Woods Drive when the driver of a 2017 Toyota Highlander hit Johnson as he was walking in the road.

Police said Johnson was not walking in a crosswalk and that “alcohol may have been a factor” for Johnson. He was taken to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

The driver, who was traveling westbound on Lee Jackson Memorial Highway at the time, remained on the scene.  Police believe the driver was not speeding and alcohol was not a factor. The incident tied up traffic earlier this morning.

Police are asking anyone with information about the incident to contact the police department’s crash reconstruction unit at 703-280-0543.

File photo

Recent Stories

More than half of Fairfax County’s public high schools have no permanent restrooms for their outdoor athletic facilities, leaving players and spectators to endure the stench and claustrophobia of port-a-potties….

A Fairfax County School Board member plans to advocate for adding security vestibules at schools in the wake of the deadliest school shooting in the U.S. in nearly a decade. Melanie Meren,…

After nearly three years of business, a locally-curated restaurant at Lake Anne Plaza has officially closed its doors. Local VA, a gourmet dive bar that opened in 2019, permanently closed…

There’s nothing like a two-year-long pandemic to drive home the importance of access to quality health care services. Reston Hospital Center was planning a new emergency department in Tysons before…

×

Subscribe to our mailing list