Northern Virginia

Pedestrian Dies After Being Struck by Car in Fairfax County

Fairfax County fatal hit and run scene

A pedestrian hit Wednesday night in the Alexandria area of Fairfax County has died.

Doris McPhail, 56, of Alexandria was struck by a vehicle on Richmond Highway near Huntington Avenue about 10:20 p.m., Fairfax County police said.

McPhail was crossing Richmond Highway outside of a crosswalk.

The driver did not stop but later called police and notified dispatchers of involvement in the crash.

Police are urging people to stay vigilant when nearing busy streets after two pedestrians in different areas of Northern Virginia were hit and killed within 48 hours of each other. News4’s Darcy Spencer reports on how Fairfax County police are investigating the separate incidents and rise in pedestrian fatalities.

Neither alcohol nor speed appear to be factors, investigators said.

The information will be presented to the commonwealth's attorney for possible charges.

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