Man fleeing hit and run hit by car

LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va (WUSA9) -- A man who was hit by a car and killed in Loudoun County was apparently fleeing the scene of a hit and run crash in the Sterling area.

The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office said a man who was a passenger in a hit and run crash that happened on Potomac View Road around 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, was hit and killed around 6:27 p.m. in the area of Route 7 and Campus Drive.

Deputies responded to a crash scene in the area of Cascade Parkway and Potomac View Road, according to authorities. A Honda Civic and Pontiac Grand Prix were involved in the incident and authorities said they found the Honda unoccupied when they got there. They found two sets of footprints leaving the scene, authorities added.

Loudoun County Sheriff's Office K9 Unit looked for the drivers of the car. According to authorities, the search ended in the area of Route 7, where they found a pedestrian who was believed to be the passenger in the Honda. The pedestrian was hit by a car and died, according the sheriff's office.

The driver of the Honda, who also fled the scene has not been found yet, the sheriff's office said.

The victim of the hit and run incident was trying to cross Route 7 from south-to-north when he was hit in the center-lane of westbound Route 7 by a 2005 Honda Pilot driven by a 41-year-old man, according to authorities. According to witnesses, the driver was proceeding on a green light. The driver was not injured, authorities said.

The victims's identity has not been released yet, authorities said.

The driver of the Honda Pilot involved in the hit and run incident was found. Authorities determined he was not involved in the crash.

The crash is still being investigated and authorities are looking for the driver of the Honda Civic.


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