Man Fatally Struck by Train in Burke

West Springfield Police District – Detectives from our Crash Reconstruction Unit continue to investigate a fatal pedestrian crash involving a freight train that occurred earlier today at 12:42 a.m. in the 9000 block of Burke Road in Burke. Preliminarily, detectives determined Kenneth Little, 51, of Maryland, was walking east on the train tracks. The train was traveling on the eastbound tracks and struck Little who was pronounced deceased at the scene. Detectives do not believe that speed or alcohol were factors in the crash for the train engineer. They continue to investigate if alcohol was a factor in the crash for the pedestrian.

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.

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