Man charged with hit-and-run in Fairfax Co. crash that killed pedestrian

A Northern Virginia man is dead and another man is under arrest after a hit-and-run crash on a Capital Beltway service road in Fairfax County, Virginia, on Sunday night.

Virginia State Police said the crash happened at about 9:15 p.m. on the northbound Capital Beltway Inner Loop service road for Route 50.

Douglas C. Haskett, 55, of Ashburn, Virginia, was walking in that area when he was struck by a Chevrolet Traverse, which then fled the scene, state police said.

Haskett was pronounced dead at the scene.

State police said they were then informed by Fairfax County police of a call from the Chevrolet driver — later identified as 46-year-old Brian C. Diffell, of Falls Church — and went to his location in a Mosaic District parking garage.

Diffell has been charged with one felony count of hit-and-run.

Police said this is an ongoing investigation.

Below is a map where the crash took place:

Tadiwos Abedje

Tadi Abedje is a freelance digital writer/editor for WTOP. He was born in Washington, D.C., and grew up in Northern Virginia. Journalism has been his No. 1 passion since he was a kid and he is blessed to be around people, telling their stories and sharing them with the world.

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