(Updated at 3:45 p.m. on 10/19/2022) A pedestrian died this morning (Wednesday) after a driver hit her while she was crossing Lorton Station Blvd yesterday (Thursday), police say.
Fairfax County Police Department detectives have preliminarily determined that the driver of a black 2015 Chevrolet Equinox going south on Lorton Station struck Oukubazghi at 4:58 p.m. while she was crossing the road near Old Beech Court.
“The driver of the Chevrolet left the scene but returned a short while later, upon observing the damage to the vehicle,” police said.
Southbound Lorton Station was closed to traffic between Pohick and Lorton roads until about 9 p.m. yesterday while police investigated the scene.
“Detectives from our Crash Reconstruction Unit will present details of the investigation to the Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney for possible charges,” the FCPD said. “Preliminarily, alcohol and speed do not appear to be factors in the crash.”
Located west of Richmond Highway, Lorton Station Blvd is four lanes across with a median and a left turn lane on the northbound side. Lee Masey and Old Beech both have brick paths as crosswalks, but there is no light or crosswalk across Lorton Station from either side.
Oukubazghi is the fifth pedestrian to die in a vehicle crash on Fairfax County roads this October. By FFXnow’s count, that brings the county’s pedestrian death toll up to 20 people, including two fatalities on the Dulles Toll Road and last week’s fatal crash on I-95.
Officers on scene of a crash involving a pedestrian at Lee Masey Dr & Lorton Station Blvd in Lorton. Pedestrian taken to hospital w/injuries considered life threatening. Driver on scene. SB Lorton Station Blvd is closed b/w Pohick Rd & Lorton Rd. Please avoid the area. #FCPD pic.twitter.com/lRgS8zFIbn
— Fairfax County Police (@FairfaxCountyPD) October 18, 2022
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