Fatal Pedestrian Crash in Fort Belvoir

Mount Vernon Police District – Detectives from our Crash Reconstruction Unit continue to investigate a fatal crash that occurred last night at 9:58 p.m. on Richmond Highway just prior to Pohick Road in Fort Belvoir. Preliminarily, detectives determined Ray Edwin Roby, 65, of Fort Belvoir, was crossing Richmond Highway from west to east. Roby was south of the intersection at Pohick Road and not in a crosswalk. The driver of a 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee was traveling north on Richmond Highway and struck Roby in the roadway. Roby was transported to a hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. Preliminarily, speed and alcohol do not appear to be factors for the driver. Detectives are investigating whether alcohol may have been a factor for the pedestrian. 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 10th pedestrian fatality in the County to date in 2021.

Year to date, in 2020 there were 11 pedestrian fatalities.

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