Fatal Pedestrian Crash in Gum Springs

Mount Vernon Police District – Detectives from our Crash Reconstruction Unit continue to investigate a fatal crash that occurred at 8:08 p.m. last night on Richmond Highway at Napper Road in Gum Springs. Preliminarily, detectives determined Andres Romero, 57, of Alexandria, was crossing Richmond Highway from west to east near Napper Road outside of a crosswalk. The driver of a 2018 Ford Mustang was traveling north on Richmond Highway and struck Romero in the roadway. Romero 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 continue to investigate whether alcohol may have been a factor 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.

This is the 12th pedestrian fatality in the County to date in 2021.

Year to date, in 2020 there were 14 pedestrian fatalities.

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