ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WDVM)– Fairfax County police are investigating a car crash that killed a pedestrian late Thursday night.
Police were called to the scene of Leesburg Pike and Payne Street at Bailey’s Crossroads in Alexandria to find 66-year-old Mohammed Ishaq dead after being struck by a 2008 Mazda 3.
The car was reportedly traveling eastbound and hit Ishaq who was walking in an area without a crosswalk. Police say there is a rising number of pedestrian fatalities in 2019.
“According to our Traffic Division, countywide to date in 2019, we have had ten pedestrian fatalities, 84 injuries and 78 pedestrian- related crashes,” said Sgt. Greg Bedor, spokesperson for the Fairfax County Police Department.
While the investigation continues, police say neither speed nor alcohol were factors in Ishaq’s death.