Pedestrian killed in crash at Kirby Road crosswalk in McLean

The crosswalk on Kirby Road at Old Dominion Drive in McLean (via Google Maps)

Updated at 6:15 p.m. on 8/13/2023The pedestrian killed in Friday morning’s crash was 86-year-old Brigitte Forster of McLean, Fairfax County police say.

The driver of the 2009 Toyota Sienna that hit her was turning left onto northbound Kirby Road from the Sylvestry at Vinson Hall parking lot when they “cut the turn short and entered the southbound lanes,” according to the police.

Updated at 9:50 a.m. — Kirby Road has reopened after this morning’s fatal crash, police say.

Earlier: A woman has died after a vehicle hit her while she was crossing Kirby Road in McLean.

Fairfax County police officers are investigating the scene at Kirby Road and Old Dominion Drive next to the Chesterbrook United Methodist Church, the department said at 7:12 a.m.

“Traffic being diverted at Kirby Rd & Old Dominion Dr. Follow officer direction,” the Fairfax County Police Department tweeted.

According to scanner traffic on Open MHz, a police dispatcher reported at 6:05 a.m. that there was a crash with an injury at 1733 Kirby Road, stating that the victim may be trapped under a minivan, but those details hadn’t been confirmed yet.

A Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department unit with a medic was also dispatched to the scene. The minivan driver remained on the scene, a dispatcher said at 6:08 a.m.

“It would appear that the victim was struck in a crosswalk on Kirby Road,” an officer said at 6:32 a.m. The crosswalk at that intersection crosses Kirby right at the top of a ramp from Old Dominion.

The woman was transported to the Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, where she died at 6:39 a.m., according to scanner traffic.

This appears to be the sixth fatal pedestrian crash in Fairfax County so far this year, following a crash involving a possibly intoxicated driver on Columbia Pike in Bailey’s Crossroads on June 8. The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles’ crash database, which has records dating back to 2010, doesn’t show any previous incidents at Kirby and Old Dominion.

Image via Google Maps

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