Fatal Bicyclist Crash on Telegraph Road

Mount Vernon Police District – A 24-year-old cyclist has died following a crash that occurred yesterday just after 11 a.m. at the intersection of Telegraph Road and Franconia Road in the Alexandria section of Fairfax County. Detectives from our Crash Reconstruction Unit have preliminarily determined that Fatima Del Carmen Alvarez Romero, of Alexandria, was on her bicycle and entered the crosswalk to cross Telegraph Road on the south side of the Franconia Road intersection. Alvarez Romero proceeded east through the intersection in front of a 2020 GMC Savanna which was traveling north on Telegraph Road and had a green traffic signal which resulted in the crash. Alvarez Romero was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the GMC Savanna remained at the scene. Preliminarily, speed and alcohol are not factors in the crash. The investigation remains active and details of the investigation will be presented to the Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney for review.

Anyone with information about this crash is asked to 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 second fatality involving a bicyclist in the county to date in 2021.  

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