17-year-old boy killed on I-66 in Fairfax

6:13 AM, Aug 13, 2013   |    comments
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FAIRFAX, Va. (WUSA) -- Virginia State Police say they are investigating a fatal collision involving a pedestrian in the eastbound lanes of I-66 at Route 50 Tuesday morning as a suicide.

According to a release from state police, troopers first responded to a report of a pedestrian walking on the right shoulder of the roadway at approximately 4:41 a.m. The troopers were on their way to the location when they received word the pedestrian had been hit by a vehicle. When state police arrived on the scene they found the body of a male victim on the right shoulder of eastbound I-66 at the 57 mile marker. A preliminary examination of the scene indicates the victim was hit in the far right lane and landed on the right shoulder.

Virginia State Police have only identified the pedestrian as a 17-year-old boy from Fairfax.

Police reopened all the lanes at 10 a.m.

Virginia State Police officials are asking anyone who might have witnessed the incident to please call 703-803-0026.

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