Driver charged in fatal pedestrian crash at Kirby Road crosswalk in McLean

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

An 80-year-old Vienna resident was charged in connection with a fatal pedestrian crash in McLean’s Kirby Road crosswalk.

Police believe Gamaathige Desoya was trying to make a left turn onto northbound Kirby Road but instead turned into the southbound lanes. The incident happened on August 12 around 6 a.m.

His car struck Brigitte Forster, who was walking along the crosswalk. She died on the scene police said.

Excessive speed and alcohol are not believed to be factors in the crash, according ot the Fairfax County Police Department.

FCPD is seeking more information on the case:

Detectives would like to speak to anyone who may have information about this case. Those with information are asked to please call our Crash Reconstruction Unit at 703-280-0543. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Solvers by phone – 1-866-411-TIPS (866-411-8477), and by web –Click HERE. Download the ‘P3 Tips’ App and follow the steps to “Fairfax Co Crime Solvers”. Anonymous tipsters are eligible for cash rewards. Please leave contact information if you wish for a detective to follow up with you.

Read more on FFXnow…

Recent Stories

Northern Virginia Magazine has ranked TJ as the region’s top public high school (courtesy Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology) Six of the 10 best high schools in…

Planning officials in the Shenandoah Valley and central Virginia fear proposals to change Virginia’s transportation funding system could significantly reduce state funding for smaller transportation projects for cyclists and pedestrians….

This biweekly column is sponsored by The Mather in Tysons, Virginia, a forward-thinking Life Plan Community for those 62 and better. When The Mather, a Life Plan Community for those 62…

A pumpkin display from Tysons Corner Center’s 2022 Fall Festival (staff photo by Angela Woolsey) Tysons Corner Center is jumping into the abundant pile of local fall festivals. The mall…


Subscribe to our mailing list