WASHINGTON – An 84-year-old woman is dead after a vehicle struck her in a Fairfax County crosswalk Thursday.
Fairfax County police say say a 56-year-old driver in a Dodge Charger attempted to turn left onto Chain Bridge Road from Laughlin Avenue in McLean, Va., when he hit Elvira Slijepcevic at about 3:45 p.m. Thursday. She was in a crosswalk at the time of the collision, police say.
Emergency crews transported Slijepcevic, a McLean resident, to a local hospital where she died.
Officials say speed and alcohol are not believed to be factors in the crash. They have not released information about the speed the driver traveled at the time of the crash.
Authorities are investigating the incident.
Anyone with information about the crash is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, call Fairfax County police at 703-691-2131, send an email via www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text “TIP187″ plus your message to CRIMES/274637.