Fatal Pedestrian Crash in Fairfax Area
Mason District Police Station – Crash Reconstruction detectives are investigating a fatal crash that occurred on Saturday, October 15 in the area of Prosperity Avenue and Morningside Drive. An investigation determined around 8:50 p.m., a 2015 Toyota Corolla was traveling northbound on Prosperity Avenue. Around the same time, a 46-year-old Fairfax man was outside trying to catch his dog that was running loose. Unexpectedly, the man walked into the roadway, in front of the car. The driver was unable to avoid the pedestrian, James C. Kim, and struck him. Kim was transported to the hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.
The driver, a 23-year-old man, remained on scene. Neither alcohol nor speed appear to be contributing factors. No charges have been placed at this time.