Pedestrian Dies in Springfield Crash

Franconia Police District – A 63-year-old man died Sunday from injuries sustained in a crash that occurred last week. Officers responded to the crash around 1 p.m. on March 28 at Franconia Road West and Commerce Street that involved three cars and a pedestrian. Officers determined the driver of a 2020 Hyundai Elantra was traveling on Franconia Road West. The driver of a 2018 Ford F-150 was traveling North on Loisdale Road.  

The investigation revealed the driver of the Hyundai disregarded the red traffic signal, entered the intersection, and struck the Ford. The truck continued to travel into the Commerce Street median area and struck Ellie Robinson, of Springfield. The truck then struck a 2021 Toyota Corolla in the left turn lane on Commerce Street before coming to a stop. 

Initially, Robinson and the drivers of the Hyundai and Ford were taken to the hospital with injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening. Robinson’s condition deteriorated at the hospital, and he succumbed to his injuries 6 days after the crash.  

The driver of the Hyundai, Changjin Lee, 53, of Annandale, was charged with reckless driving. Alcohol does not appear to be a factor in this crash. 

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 5th pedestrian fatality in the County to date in 2022. 

Year to date in 2021, there were 2 pedestrian fatalities.

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