Pedestrian Struck, Killed Crossing Richmond Highway

Mount Vernon Police District – A 22-year-old man was hit and killed by a car around 1:15 in the morning on July 2 while attempting to cross Richmond Highway. Gerson Rodriguez Cruz, of Alexandria, died at the scene. He was hit by a 2016 Mercedes sedan traveling southbound on Richmond Highway just after Belvoir Drive. The driver of the car stayed on scene and cooperated with officers. Crash Reconstruction detectives say speed and alcohol were not factors and no charges are pending. It appears Rodriguez Cruz was not in a crosswalk at the time he was struck.

Detectives are investigating whether a second vehicle may have hit Rodriguez Cruz, and it’s possible the driver didn’t know. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131, or Crime Solvers by visiting or texting “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES(274637).

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