Pedestrian Hit and Killed on Richmond Highway

Franconia District – Our Crash Reconstruction Unit detectives are investigating a fatal crash involving a pedestrian in the Ft. Belvoir area of the county. The crash happened around 7:35 last night. The pedestrian has been identified as 52 year-old, Laura Lynn Cornelius of Lorton, Virginia. A preliminary investigation reveals Cornelius stepped out into the roadway in the right lane of southbound Route 1 near Hagel Circle, when she was hit by a 2011 Toyota Camry.  A second vehicle, a 2007 Dodge Caliber, attempted to swerve out of the way but also hit Cornelius. She was transported to the hospital and died from her injuries. Both drivers remained on scene. There was no speed or alcohol involved with the drivers. It is unknown if alcohol was a factor with Cornelius. There were no crosswalks in the area where Cornelius was hit. The crash remains under investigation.