(Feb. 19, 2014) – A rush hour hit and run accident in Sterling Tuesday evening possibly led to the death of a pedestrian running across Route 7 in Sterling.
The deadly chain of events started at 6:15 at Cascades Parkway and Potomac View Road when a Honda Civic was involved in a crash with a Pontiac Grand Prix. The driver of the Honda reportedly fled the scene. Deputies observed two sets of foot prints and began to search the area with the assistance of the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit.
Just 12 minutes later a pedestrian was struck and killed crossing Route 7 at Campus Drive in Sterling. The victim, whose identity has not been confirmed at the time, was attempting to cross Route 7 from south to north when he was struck in the center lane of westbound Route 7 by a 2005 Honda Pilot driven by a 41-year-old Ashburn man.
Multiple witnesses indicated that the driver was proceeding on a green traffic signal at the time. As of this time, investigators believe the victim was a passenger in the earlier hit and run. Witnesses also indicated that the victim had been in the company of another male who was trying to cross Route 7 and fled the scene without stopping.
The owner of the Honda Civic involved in the hit and run crash was located and determined not to have been involved in the crash.
The crash remains under investigation and the search continues for the driver of the Honda Civic.