Fatal Pedestrian Crash on Richmond Highway

Mount Vernon Police District – Officers responded to the report of a pedestrian that was struck near the intersection of Richmond Highway and Belfield Road on Saturday, November 12, shortly after 7:30 p.m. Officers located the scene and summoned detectives from the Crash Reconstruction Unit.

The initial investigation determined that a 69-year-old male pedestrian was attempting to cross Richmond Highway, not within a crosswalk, when he was struck by a 2015 Hyundai Sonata traveling northbound. The 35-year-old, female driver of the vehicle remained on the scene and was subsequently transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The pedestrian, Eugene Michael Kotlarchuk, of Forest Hills, New York, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Alcohol is not considered a factor in this crash. The investigation is ongoing.

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