Pedestrian collision in Reston leaves one dead

(PHOTO: Fairfax County Police Department)

RESTON, Va. – The Fairfax County Police Department reports that one pedestrian was killed after being struck by a vehicle Thursday evening in Reston, Virginia.

According to police, the incident happened Thursday evening around 6:20 p.m. A preliminary investigation revealed that a 57-year-old woman, identified as Asress Gobena Lakew, was struck by attempting to cross Reston Parkway near South Lakes Drive. She was not in crosswalk and was struck by a Jeep Wrangler that was traveling southbound. The driver of the Jeep, a 30-year-old, remained on the scene and was treated for non-life-threatening injuries by medics.

Detectives responded to the area to investigate. At this time, police do not believe that speed nor alcohol were factors in this accident. However, the investigation is currently ongoing.

Police ask that anyone who might have witnessed the crash call the Crash Reconstruction Unit witness line at 730-28-0543. You can also contact Crime Solvers by visiting http://www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text-a-tip by texting “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES(274637) or by calling 1-866-411-TIPS(8477). Finally, you can call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.