Pedestrian Killed in Arlington Identified as 36-Year-Old Man

Arlington County Police have identified a pedestrian who was hit and killed early Saturday morning.

Christopher Barton, 36, was struck as he tried to cross busy Arlington Boulevard near Montague Street about 1:10 a.m. Saturday, police said in an update Wednesday. A driver told officials the victim crossed in front of her car as a traffic light turned green, and she did not see him until it was too late. 

Barton was pronounced dead at the scene. Arlington Boulevard was closed in both directions until 5 a.m. Saturday.

Police ask anyone who witnessed the incident to contact Detective R. Parker of the Arlington County Police Department's Critical Accident Team by phone at 703-228-4239 or by email at

A GoFundMe page has been established to help with funeral costs. Barton will be remembered at a memorial gathering Thursday at 10:30 p.m. at Citizen Burger Bar (1051 N. Highland St., Arlington). A funeral is planned for Saturday in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

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