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Car That Killed Man Paused Before Leaving Scene, Witnesses Say

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    A Fairfax County man was killed by a hit and run driver Thursday night in Burke, Virginia. News 4's Northern Virginia Reporter David Culver went to the scene and found a large, electronic sign along the road where it happened, asking witnesses to call police. (Published Friday, May 13, 2016)

    The dark-colored sedan that fatally struck a man in Burke, Virginia, Thursday night briefly pulled over to the side of the road before leaving the scene, witnesses say. 

    And now, Fairfax County police want to know if anyone saw anything that can help identify the hit-and-run driver.

    They've put up a blinking temporary sign at the scene where 33-year-old Matthew Calendine died, on Shiplett Boulevard. "Police seek witnesses for crash," it reads. "On 5/12 at 9 p.m. Call 703-280-0543."

    Calendine was walking along the curb on when he stumbled into the road at about 9 p.m., Fairfax County police said.

    One car swerved to avoid him, but a second vehicle struck him.

    Good Samaritans tried to help Calendine, neighbors said, but he died at the scene. 

    Witnesses in the area said the striking vehicle pulled over for a moment before driving away. Police say the vehicle has been described as a dark-colored sedan. 

    "It's crazy man, it's still a little shocking," said Christian Farinas, who lives nearby. "This is a commonly used road, people are walking here to get to work, to get home. It’s terrible."

    Anyone with information that can help police is asked to call police at 703-280-0543 or 703-691-2131.