1 killed, 1 hurt in Old Town pedestrian crash

WASHINGTON — A 44-year-old man working in an alley was struck and killed by a vehicle that had just hit a parking lot attendant Tuesday morning in Old Town Alexandria.

A 92-year-old man was driving the car that hit both pedestrians just after 10 a.m. near the 100 block of South Fairfax Street, Alexandria police said.

The driver, whose name was not released, stayed at the crash scene and was interviewed by detectives, said Deputy Police Chief David Huchler.

The driver was trying to park when he backed up and hit the 49-year-old parking lot attendant. Police say he then “abruptly accelerated” and drove onto Swift Alley nearby, where he hit Jeremais H. Rodriguez, of Alexandria.

Rodriguez was pronounced dead at the scene.

The parking lot attendant, whose name was not released, was taken to the hospital and was expected to survive.

The driver was not injured.

Police don’t believe that the driver intended to hit either victim based on preliminary findings, Huchler said.

Rodriguez was performing maintenance work in the alley, Huchler said.

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