Police are investigating an early-morning, fatal pedestrian crash that occurred in the Reston area. Around 6:25 a.m. officers were called to Wiehle Avenue near Chestnut Grove Square for the report of a woman struck by a vehicle. The woman was transported to Reston Hospital Center with life-threatening injuries and died a short time later.
Detectives from the Crash Reconstruction Unit are investigating this crash. At this point in their investigation it appears a 30-year-old Sterling-area man was driving a 2005 Honda Accord south on Wiehle Avenue toward the Metro station around 6:25 a.m. when he drove past the entrance of the Chestnut Grove community complex. At the same time and location, the pedestrian, Silvia Raquel Corella Erazo, 72, of Reston, was crossing Wiehle Avenue on foot, from east to west, heading toward the Metro station. She was able to cross the northbound lanes of traffic and part of the southbound lanes before she was struck by the right, front portion of the Accord.
This crash investigation is ongoing. Neither speed nor alcohol appear to be factors in the crash. There are no crosswalks at this location.
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