Suspect arrested in Fair Oaks fatal hit-and-run – UPDATED

UPDATED: Friday, 5:00 p.m.

A 31-year old Fairfax man has been arrested in connection with the Friday morning hit-and-run that killed a pedestrian in Fair Oaks.

Police believe that Kenan M. Ozcan was the driver who struck and killed 75-year old Maria Ascencio of Zelkova Court, in Fairfax at the intersection of Route 50 and Rugby Road. Ascencio was crossing Rugby Road around 10:15 when she was hit by a 2016 Dodge Dart. That car then turned around and struck her a second time before leaving the scene. Detectives say it doesn’t appear the victim and the driver knew each other but they’re investigating the possibility that the victim was run over intentionally.

Ozcan was arrested after police received a call, about two and a half hours after the hit-and-run, reporting a man acting strangely in a shopping center in the 3900 block of Fair Ridge Drive. The woman who called 9-1-1 took a picture of that man. Detectives say the man then became agitated, assaulted the woman and then went into one of the businesses. Officers found that man, identified as Ozcan, inside and took him into custody. As they were investigating that incident one officer noticed front-end damage on Ozcan’s car in the parking lot. Further investigation determined he was also involved in this morning’s fatal hit-and-run.

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UPDATED: Friday, 12:30 p.m.

Fairfax County police say a driver apparently deliberately struck and killed a woman pedestrian on Route 50 in Fair Oaks Friday morning and then fled the scene.

It happened around 10:15 a.m. near the intersection with Rugby Road. According to a spokesman, the car hit the woman, turned around, and the hit the woman again.

 

Police are looking for a blue or black Mercedes or Chevy sedan. They say the hit-and-run car may have blue and yellow license plates and front end damage. It last seen traveling north on Rugby Road from Route 50. Fairfax police describe the driver as a younger, white man with sandy blonde hair.

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Fairfax County police are looking for the driver of a car that struck and killed a pedestrian on Route 50 in Chantilly Friday morning. It happened around 10:30 a.m. at the intersection with Route 286, the Fairfax County Parkway.

Police are looking for a blue or black Mercedes or Chevy sedan. They say the hit-and-run car may have blue and yellow license plates and front end damage. It last seen traveling north on Rugby Road from Route 50. Fairfax police describe one of the drivers as a younger, white man with sandy blonde hair.

Lanes of Route 50 at Rugby Road were closed in both directions for the investigation.

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