Police Investigate Fatal Pedestrian Crash in Springfield

by Lee Hernly, Editor
Detectives from the Fairfax County Police (FCPD) Crash Reconstruction Unit are asking for the public’s assistance identifying a vehicle and its driver involved in a crash that resulted in the death of a pedestrian.

Detectives from the Fairfax County Police (FCPD) Crash Reconstruction Unit are asking for the public’s assistance identifying a vehicle and its driver involved in a crash that resulted in the death of a pedestrian. FCPD officers responded to the report of a hit-and-run crash involving a pedestrian on Industrial Road near Backlick Road, at approximately 1 a.m.

The pedestrian was walking in the right lane of westbound Industrial Road and was hit by a dark-colored SUV traveling westbound on Industrial Road. The SUV did not stop and was last seen traveling north on Backlick Road. The pedestrian, 29-year-old David Velasquez, of Arlington, was taken to the hospital where he died from his injuries. Speed and alcohol are unknown factors for the driver. Alcohol is believed to be a factor for the pedestrian.

Anyone with information about this crash is asked to contact our Crash Reconstruction Unit at 703-280-0543.

This is the 3rd pedestrian fatality in the county to date in 2020.

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