Woman dies after being hit by two cars near Ft. Belvoir

Fairfax County police continue to investigate the death of a pedestrian Monday evening near Ft. Belvoir.

It happened around 7:30 p.m. on Route 1 near Hagel Circle. Officers say 52-year-old Laura Lynn Cornelius, of Lorton, stepped into the southbound lanes of the highway and was hit by a 2011 Toyota Camry.  A second vehicle, a 2007 Dodge Caliber, tried to swerve out of the way but also hit Cornelius.

Both drivers remained on the scene. Officers say neither speed nor alcohol was a factor with the drivers but they don’t yet know if Cornelius had been drinking.

Cornelius died after being taken to a hospital.


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Ed Tobias brings more than four decades of reporting and news management experience to his work at FairfaxNews. Tobias managed news coverage for Associated Press Radio for over twenty years.  This included coverage of the 9/11 attacks, the Iraq War, Hurricane Katrina, the death of Princess Diana, the Challenger and Columbia shuttle disasters and national election primaries, conventions and campaigns.  He was part of the team that built AP’s on-line video operation. Prior to joining AP, Tobias was News Director at all-news WTOP in Washington, D.C. He has won two Ohio State Awards for his reporting and producing and he led coverage that won an Edward R. Murrow Award.