Woman dead in Fairfax Co. hit-and-run

A woman was killed after she was struck by two vehicles while walking in the road in Fairfax County, Virginia, late Thursday, according to police.

The incident happened just after 11 p.m. when Nooria Youssefi, 46, of Fair Lakes, Virginia, was walking in the eastbound lanes of Fair Lakes near the Kohl’s shopping center when she was first struck by a 2016 Audi A3 and then struck by a second vehicle, a 2017 Hyundai Elantra, police said.

Police say that she was not walking in the crosswalk.

The driver of the Audi initially drove from the scene without stopping but returned a short time later and is cooperating in the investigation, police said.

The driver of the Hyundai did not remain at the scene but police said that the owner contacted detectives on Friday morning and has been interviewed.

It is unknown whether speed and/or alcohol were factors in the incident, police said.

Charges are pending further investigation, according to police.

According to the Fairfax County Police Traffic Division, in 2019, Fairfax County has seen 12 pedestrian fatalities, 94 injuries and 88 pedestrian related crashes.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Crash Reconstruction Unit at 703-280-0543. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS, by text by typing “FCCS” plus the tip to 847411, and by web here.

Anonymous tipsters are eligible for cash rewards of $100 to $1000 dollars if their information leads to an arrest.

Below is a map of the area where the crash happened.

Valerie Bonk

Valerie Bonk started working at WTOP in 2016 and has lived in Howard County, Maryland, her entire life. She's thrilled to be a reporter for WTOP telling stories on air. She works as both a television and radio reporter in the Maryland and D.C. areas. 

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