Pedestrian Fatally Struck on Route 1 in Fairfax County

Thursday, Feb 20, 2014  |  Updated 1:00 PM EDT
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Pedestrian Fatally Struck on Route 1 in Fairfax County

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Fairfax County Police have identified the pedestrian fatally struck on Route 1 near Fort Belvior Thursday morning.

Police say 68-year-old William Godfrey Jr. of Alexandria was crossing Richmond Highway near Backlick Road when he was struck by a 2005 Honda Civic. The driver remained at the scene.

Godfrey was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators say it appears alcohol on the part of the pedestrian may have played a role in the accident. Speed and alcohol do not appear to be factors when it comes to the driver.

The investigation is ongoing.

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