Police: Pedestrian dies after hit by patrol car in Kingstowne

WASHINGTON — A man was struck and killed by a police car on Beulah Street in Kingstowne on Saturday night, according to police.

Fairfax County police say a marked patrol car was traveling north on Beulah Street, near Old Beulah Street, around 11 p.m. That’s when 26-year-old Jeffrey Aguilar of Alexandria stepped into the roadway, against the green light.

Citing witness accounts, police said Aguilar was dressed in dark-colored clothing in heavy rain.

“Unable to avoid a collision, the police cruiser struck the pedestrian,” police said in a news release Sunday morning.

Police said the officer immediately stopped, reported the incident to dispatch, and requested an ambulance.  Aguilar was taken to Inova Franconia-Springfield HealthPlex, where he died  at 11:44 p.m. The officer did not require medical attention.

At a press conference Sunday, Fairfax County Police Chief Edwin C. Roessler Jr. offered his condolences to Aguilar’s family.

The officer involved, who has not been identified, had been with the department for two years and was assigned to the patrol squad at the Franconia District Station, Roessler said.

The officer has been placed on paid administrative leave, Roessler said.

Investigators determined that speed and alcohol were not factors in crash.

WTOP’s Kathy Stewart contributed to this report

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