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Posted at 6:44 PM ET, 02/24/2010

Man killed in hit and run in Fairfax

By Mike McPhate

Update, 6:45 p.m.:The victim of a hit-and-run accident early Wednesday in Tysons Corner was a 49-year-old man, and the driver who fled and has not been identified, Fairfax County police said.

The victim was not identified publicly pending notification of his family. He was trying to cross eastbound Leesburg Pike near the exit for the Capital Beltway about 3:30 a.m. when he was struck and killed, police said. Traffic was rerouted around the area for most of the morning rush hour.

Police said they think the striking vehicle might be a silver or beige Honda Accord, in the model years between 1998 and 2002, and that the car should be missing its driver’s side front bumper and all or part of the air dam, which runs along the front of the car. Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call Crime Solvers at 866-411-TIPS.

— Tom Jackman

Original post: A hit and run accident killed a man in Tysons Corner early Wednesday morning. The accident took place on eastbound Route 7/Leesburg Pike near the Beltway. Route 7 eastbound is closed between Gallows Road/International Drive and the Beltway, and the ramps to I-495 from Leesburg Pike are closed in both directions (from east and west), according to Fairfax County Police officials. Otherwise, westbound traffic on Leesburg Pike is not affected.

-- Mark Berman

By Mike McPhate  | February 24, 2010; 6:44 PM ET
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Comments

This should not be called an "accident" yet -- a man's dead, the driver's gone; how do you know it was unintentional? We shouldn't be making assumptions that it was, just because he was killed by a car. Call it what it was: a homicide.

Posted by: myrna38717 | February 24, 2010 10:31 AM | Report abuse

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