Bicyclist Dies From Injuries From Alexandria Crash

3:03 PM, Nov 23, 2010   |    comments
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ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA) -- Fairfax County police say the bicyclist involved in a crash at Fort Hunt Road and Belle Haven Road on Nov. 14 has succumbed to his injuries.

Christopher Benton of Alexandria was pronounced dead at 5:16 a.m. on Monday. He was 51 years old.

Police say Benton was riding on his bike headed eastbound on Belle Haven Road when a Toyota Corolla trying to turn left onto Fort Hunt from westbound Bell Haven hit him. Benton was through from his bike and medevaced to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Crash Reconstruction detectives are still looking for witnesses to the crash. Sign boards will be posted in the area of Fort Hunt Road and Belle Haven Road.

Police are still looking for witnesses of the crash. Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail at or text "TIP187" plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.

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