A man was struck and killed in a crosswalk as he crossed a busy road in Burke, Virginia, on Wednesday, evening, Fairfax County police said.
Lloyd Ingram was the victim, police said in an update Thursday. He lived in Burke and was 58.
News4 visited the Lake Braddock community, where residents are demanding safety improvements to help prevent another tragedy.
Detectives believe Ingram was in a crosswalk, crossing Guinea Road from north to south at Olley Lane, when the driver of a 2013 Kia Forte hit him. The driver had been headed east on Guinea Road.
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Ingram was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The driver remained on the scene. It wasn’t immediately clear why the crash occurred or if the driver will face charges. Preliminarily, alcohol does not appear to have been a factor, police said.
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Flowers and balloons were laid at the intersection in the victim’s memory.
Though there’s a crosswalk, residents say it’s a dangerous location where drivers speed and often don’t stop for pedestrians. The speed limit is 35 mph, but 50 mph or more is not uncommon, they said. News4 footage shows a number of drivers not yielding for pedestrians.
“I don’t think this was unexpected. This intersection has been dangerous for a long time,” Arik Posner said.
He said he got hit at the intersection a few years ago and was nearly hit a second time.
“This pickup truck just barreling down — I saw it in the last moment and jumped forward, otherwise that would have been a fatal accident,” Posner said.
It’s a heavily traveled road with two lanes in each direction, a pedestrian sign on one side of the road and no signals. Several people said they’re concerned about children who cross the road as they walk to and from school.
Neighbor Gabe Pumple started a petition calling for the installation of a traffic light.
“A flashing light, something, or just enforcement would be great," he said.
Six people have been killed in pedestrian crashes in Fairfax County this year so far, compared to three at the same point last year.
Residents said they plan to speak about the problem at a homeowners’ association meeting Thursday night.
Anyone with information on the crash is asked to contact police.