Police identify pedestrian struck and killed near Fort Belvoir

WASHINGTON — Police have identified the man struck and killed by a car on U.S. 1 near Backlick Road in Fairfax County early Thursday.

William Godfrey Jr, 68, of Alexandria, Va. died at the scene of the accident.

Fairfax County police say he was crossing the highway when a Honda Civic driven by a 58-year-old woman struck him around 5 a.m.

The driver was not hurt.

Police say it appears Godfrey had been drinking.

It does not appear that the driver was drinking or speeding, police say.

The investigation closed all lanes of northbound U.S. 1/Richmond Highway after Backlick Road/Fort Belvoir Tulley Gate during part of the morning commute. The lanes reopened but roads feeding into U.S. 1, including Beulah Road and Telegraph Road remained congested late into the morning commute.

ABC7 Photographer Brad Freitas tweeted this photo from the scene:

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