Police: Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run in Fairfax Co.

WASHINGTON — Fairfax County police are searching for the driver in a hit-and-run that killed a pedestrian Thursday night.

Police say that Matthew Calendine, 33, of Burke, was sitting on a curb on Shiplett Boulevard near Capella Avenue when, for unknown reasons, he got up and stumbled into the eastbound lane of Shiplett Boulevard just before 9 p.m.

The police say that one vehicle avoided Calendine, but he was hit by a dark-colored sedan, possibly a Toyota or Honda. They say the car stopped just past Calendine, but then drove off.

Calendine was pronounced dead at the scene. The police say they’re investigating whether alcohol was a factor; they don’t think speed was a factor.

If you have information related to the incident, you are asked to call police at 703-691-2131.

Below is a map showing the location of the crash:


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Rick Massimo

Rick Massimo came to WTOP, and to Washington, in 2013 after having lived in Providence, R.I., since he was a child. He's the author of "A Walking Tour of the Georgetown Set" and "I Got a Song: A History of the Newport Folk Festival."

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