A pedestrian was struck and killed on the Washington Capital Beltway late Friday night.
Virginia State Police said a vehicle stopped on the right shoulder of I-495 East near the Eisenhower Connector exit around 10:15 p.m. Echo D. Davis, 27, of Benson, N.C., got out of the vehicle to smoke a cigarette.
Witnesses said Davis wandered into the travel lanes and was struck by a Subaru SUV. She died at the scene and the investigation continues.
A second crash occurred behind this scene involving an alleged DUI driver. Police said three vehicles were stopped due to the fatal accident and a fourth vehicle caused a chain reaction accident.
The driver and passenger of the fourth vehicle fled the scene. Tracking K9s and a helicopter was able to locate Ascencio Fabian, 32, of Springfield, Va.
Fabian was charged with DUI and hit and run. Drivers of the second and third vehicle were transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
All lanes were re-opened by 3:15 a.m. Saturday morning.