Another pedestrian struck and killed in Fairfax County

A Tuesday night accident in McLean has claimed the life of a 75-year-old McLean man. It’s the third pedestrian death in Fairfax County in the past four weeks.

Fairfax County detectives say that Philip John Dietz was trying to cross Dolley Madison Boulevard at Madison McLean Drive just before 10 p.m. when he was struck by a 2002 BMW. The driver of the car was taken to a hospital with injuries that didn’t appear to be life-threatening.

Detectives are still trying to determine whether Dietz was in the crosswalk and crossing with the light. They say neither speed nor alcohol appear to have been factors in the accident. It hasn’t yet been determined whether the driver will face any any charges.

On September 3 a 36-year-old woman died after being struck by a vehicle on Arlington Boulevard near Graham Road in West Falls Church. On September 22 a 33-year-old man was hit and killed while sitting in the service road near 7611 Little River Turnpike in Annandale.

Fairfax County police reports show there have been at least three other pedestrians who died after being hit by cars in the county this year.






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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.