Pedestrian Fatally Struck on Route 1 in Fairfax County

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    NEWSLETTERS

    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.