Pedestrian Dies in Richmond Highway Crash

Mount Vernon Police District – Detectives from our Crash Reconstruction Unit continue to investigate a fatal crash that occurred at 6:49 a.m. this morning on Richmond Highway at the Tully Gate entrance to Fort Belvoir. Preliminarily, detectives determined Melodie Kiem, 53, of Fort Belvoir was crossing Richmond Highway at the Tully Gate intersection from the median to the eastern side of Richmond Highway, against the pedestrian cross signal. The driver of a 2015 GMC Terrain was traveling northbound on Richmond Highway with a green light and the right of way. Kiem was struck in the roadway, and the driver remained on scene. Rescue personnel responded and pronounced Kiem deceased at the scene. Preliminarily, speed and alcohol do not appear to be 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), and by web – Click HERE. Download the ‘P3 Tips’ App “Fairfax Co Crime Solvers”. Anonymous tipsters are eligible for cash rewards of $100 to $1,000 dollars. Please leave contact information if you wish for a detective to follow up with you.  

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