Fatal Pedestrian Crash Involving Police Cruiser

An officer was involved in a fatal pedestrian crash on Saturday, April 2 around 11 p.m. An investigation determined the officer was traveling northbound on Beulah Street near Old Beulah Street; the traffic signal was green. As he approached the intersection, a 26-year-old man stepped into the roadway, against the green light. Unable to avoid a collision, the police cruiser struck the pedestrian.

The officer immediately stopped, reported the incident to dispatch and requested an ambulance to respond. The man was transported to the Inova Franconia-Springfield HealthPlex with life-threatening injuries. He succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at 11:44 p.m. The officer did not require medical attention.

Police supervisors, detectives from the Crash Reconstruction Unit, Internal Affairs Bureau and the Criminal Investigation Bureau responded and are conducting a thorough investigation. The investigation will determine whether factors such as speed or alcohol contributed to the crash, fault and if charges are appropriate.

Release of decedent’s name pending next of kin notification.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail at www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.