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Posted at 5:17 PM ET, 09/ 1/2010

Vigil for Fairfax girl killed crossing road

By Tom Jackman

A candlelight vigil is planned for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in remembrance of Rebecca Johns, the nine-year-old Fairfax County girl who was killed Monday night when she was hit by a car while trying to cross Franconia Road.

Johns, who lived on Clermont Drive, was with two teenaged girls on bicycles about 4:30 p.m. Monday.

The two older girls crossed Franconia Road near Cannon Lane, but Johns was hit by a 2004 Mercury sedan driven by an 80-year-old Alexandria man.

Rebecca was taken to Inova Fairfax Hospital, but died a short time later from her injuries.

The driver stayed at the scene and was not charged. Police do not believe speed or alcohol were involved.

The vigil will start at 7:30 p.m. at Wilton Woods Memorial Garden, 3800 Ivanhoe Lane, just south of Franconia Road.

-- Tom Jackman

By Tom Jackman  | September 1, 2010; 5:17 PM ET
Categories:  Fairfax, Tom Jackman, Traffic Accidents, Updates  
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