FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — The Fairfax County Police Department is continuing to investigate a deadly crash involving a pedestrian in the Falls Church area of the county.
Around 6 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 18, officers were called to the intersection of Arlington Boulevard and Westmoreland Road for a reported vehicle crash.
After a preliminary investigation, detectives from the Fairfax Crash Reconstruction Unit determined that a pedestrian — identified as 76-year-old Tomas Machado of Falls Church — was attempting to cross Arlington Boulevard when he was struck by a 2003 Honda Accord traveling eastbound.
After hitting Machado, the driver of the Honda continued driving eastbound on Arlington Boulevard, driving over two medians as well as hitting multiple signs and a pole before coming to a stop, according to police.
Machado was pronounced dead at the scene while the driver was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Police said alcohol does not appear to have been a factor in the crash. The driver’s speed remains under investigation. Police also said there is no crosswalk at the intersection.
This is the 22nd pedestrian-related fatal crash in the county so far this year. At the same time of year in 2021, there were 13 pedestrian-related fatal crashes, according to police.
Anyone with information on the incident is encouraged to contact the Crash Reconstruction Unit at 703-280-0543.