Detectives Seek Witnesses After Pedestrian Dies in Hit and Run Crash
Reston Police District – A 43-year-old man has died following a hit and run crash that occurred this morning near the intersection of Leesburg Pike and Redberry Court in Great Falls. Officers responded around 5:21 a.m. for the report of a person who was hit by several cars. Officers found Allen Romero, of McLean, lying in the center eastbound lane of Leesburg Pike. Rescue personnel pronounced him deceased at the scene.
Detectives from our Crash Reconstruction Unit have preliminarily determined Romero was crossing eastbound Leesburg Pike just prior to the intersection when he was hit by a 2011-2015 Ford Fusion. As a result of the crash, Romero landed in the eastbound lanes and was subsequently struck by other vehicles, one of which remained at the scene. The initial striking car did not stop, but detectives were able to preliminarily identify the make and model of the vehicle as a driver’s side mirror was recovered at the scene. Detectives continue to investigate to determine if speed or alcohol were factors in this crash.
If you have any information or believe you may have been involved in this crash, please contact our Crash Reconstruction Unit at 703-280-0543. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Solvers by phone – 1-866-411-TIPS (866-411-8477), by text – Type “FCCS” plus tip to 847411, and by web – Click HERE. Download our Mobile tip411 App “Fairfax Co Crime Solvers“. Anonymous tipsters are eligible for cash rewards of $100 to $1000 dollars if their information leads to an arrest. Please leave contact information if you wish for a detective to contact you.
This is the 5th pedestrian fatality in the county to date in 2021.
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