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Fatal Crash Kills Pedestrian

A 69-year-old Mineral man was killed when he stepped into the street in an attempt to help a tractor-trailer backing out of a parking lot, and was struck by an oncoming vehicle. Police responded to the crash in the 2500 block of Fox Mill Road on Wednesday, Feb. 1 shortly after 11:30 a.m. The pedestrian, Basil Knick, was flown by helicopter to a local hospital and was pronounced dead a short time later.

The striking vehicle, a 2004 Saturn Vue, driven by 59-year-old Darryl Barnes of Sterling, was travelling westbound on Fox Mill Road prior to the crash. Barnes apparently did not see Knick in the roadway. He remained on the scene after the crash, and was charged with failing to pay full time and attention.

Crash reconstruction detectives continue to investigate the crash.

Neither speed nor alcohol appear to be factors in this crash.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail at www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text "TIP187" plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.

Supporting Connections for Hope

A breakfast hosted by U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf (R-10) at Connections for Hope at the end of October 2011 raised more than $100,000 to help area's neediest. More than 25 businesses were represented, and many local elected representatives were in attendance. At the breakfast a $50,000 donation was announced and a challenge was made to raise $50,000 to match this donation by the end of 2011. Not only was the match met but it was exceeded by $5,000. Connections for Hope is expanding its services to individuals to prepare for jobs, search for jobs and find jobs. The Job Readiness Training at Connections for Hope provides bi-weekly classes providing one-on-one job readiness guidance. In addition Connections for Hope provides Job Search Workshops and hosts Job Fairs for the community. Connections for Hope was founded by a dedicated group of individuals at Floris United Methodist Church in Herndon.

For additional information about Connections for Hope visit www.connectionsforhope.org or contact Sarah Newman, Director, at sarahnewman@helpingchildrenworldwide.org or 703-956-6722.