Man Dies in Arlington Boulevard Crash

Mason Police District – Detectives from our Crash Reconstruction Unit continue to investigate a fatal crash that occurred at 5:54 a.m. yesterday at Arlington Boulevard and Westmoreland Road in the Falls Church section of Fairfax County.  

Preliminarily, detectives determined Tomas Escudero Machado, 76, of Falls Church was attempting to cross the eastbound lanes of Arlington Boulevard from the north side of the road to the south. The driver of a 2003 Honda Accord was traveling eastbound on Arlington Boulevard. The driver struck Machado in the roadway and continued eastbound on Arlington Boulevard, traveling over two medians and striking multiple street signs as well as a pole before coming to a stop. Machado was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the Honda was taken to the hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening. Preliminarily, alcohol does not appear to be a factor for the driver in the crash. The driver’s speed remains under investigation. There is no crosswalk at this intersection. 

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.    

This is the 22nd pedestrian-related fatal crash in the County to date in 2022. Year to date, in 2021 there were 13 pedestrian-related fatal crashes.    

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