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.