10th District Candidates Forum Cancelled
The League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area announced they had to cancel the 10th Congressional District Candidates Forum that was to be held on Oct. 24, 7-9 p.m.
“While Senator Jennifer Wexton has accepted, Congresswoman Barbara Comstock did not respond to our invitation. Therefore, in accordance with the non partisan policy of The League of Women Voters, wherein we neither support nor oppose any candidates for office or any political parties, we are unable to host an event with only one candidate in attendance. Our co-host for the 10th District Congressional Candidates Forum, the Sully District Council of Citizens Associations, concurs; it has the same policy,” said The League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area in their statement.
Fatal Pedestrian Crash in McLean
Crash Reconstruction Unit detectives are investigating a fatal crash involving a pedestrian in the intersection of Dolley Madison Boulevard and Madison McLean Drive. Philip John Dietz, 75, of McLean, was attempting to cross Dolley Madison Boulevard around 9:55 p.m. Oct. 2. According to FCPD, the driver of a 2002 BMW was traveling southbound in the right lane of Dolley Madison Boulevard when he hit Dietz in the intersection. Investigators are working to determine if Dietz used the marked crosswalk with the pedestrian signal at the time of the crash. Speed and alcohol do not appear to be factors for anyone involved. The driver remained at the scene and was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Once the investigation is complete, the Office of the Commonwealth Attorney will review the case and determine if the driver will be charged.