Police ask for help after teen killed in Reston hit-and-run

WASHINGTON — Police are asking for your help in identifying the vehicle and driver who struck and killed a teenage boy Saturday in Reston, Virginia.

Fairfax County police say state law prohibits them from releasing the 16-year-old’s name without parental consent.

They say the teen was trying to cross South Lakes Drive toward Castle Rock Square when the car struck him around 5:40 p.m. The teen was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say they are trying to determine whether the teen was using the crosswalk at the intersection.

Police believe a sedan was involved but don’t the model or color. On Saturday, they initially believed the sedan was gray or silver.

“The car would have heavy front-end damage,” a Sunday news release said.

Police ask anyone with information to contact the Crash Reconstruction Unit witness phone line at 703-280-0543.

Tips can be submitted to Crime Solvers or by calling 1-866-411-TIPS (8477). You also can text “TIP187” plus the message to CRIMES (274637).

Below is a map of the area:

Colleen Kelleher

Colleen Kelleher is an award-winning journalist who has been with WTOP since 1996. Kelleher joined WTOP as the afternoon radio writer and night and weekend editor and made the move to WTOP.com in 2001. Now she works early mornings as the site's Senior Digital Editor.

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