Detectives from Fairfax County Police Department Crash Reconstruction Unit continue to investigate a fatal crash that occurred at 8:08 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 9 on Richmond Highway at Napper Road in Gum Springs. Detectives report that Andres Romero, 57, of Alexandria, was crossing Richmond Highway from west to east near Napper Road outside of a crosswalk. The driver of a 2018 Ford Mustang was traveling north on Richmond Highway and struck Romero in the roadway. Romero was transported to a hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. Preliminarily, speed and alcohol do not appear to be factors for the driver. Detectives continue to investigate whether alcohol may have been a factor for the pedestrian.
Anyone with information about this crash is asked to contact the Crash Reconstruction Unit at 703-280-0543. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Solvers by phone -1-866-411-TIPS (866-411-8477).
This was the 12th pedestrian fatality in Fairfax County to date in 2021.