The Mount Vernon Police District’s Crash Reconstruction Unit is investigating after a pedestrian was hit and killed around 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8. Detectives believe 51-year-old Nelissa Alston, of Alexandria, was attempting to cross Richmond Highway near Fort Hunt Road. The driver of a 2015 Lexus RC 350, who was traveling southbound on Richmond Highway hit Alston. She was not in a crosswalk. Fairfax County Fire and Rescue personnel responded and pronounced her dead. The driver remained at the scene and is cooperating with detectives. Neither speed nor alcohol appear to be factors.
Anyone with information about this crash is asked to contact the Crash Reconstruction Unit at 703-280-0543.