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Pedestrian struck, killed by police cruiser in Fairfax County Sunday

Police said the pedestrian was struck just after midnight on Route 50 and Graham Road.

FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. — Fairfax County Police said an adult male is dead after being struck by a police cruiser overnight.

The call came out just before 12:20 a.m. Sunday for a person struck near Route 50 and Graham Road, in the left lane of the crosswalk, according to police. Authorities say the pedestrian was crossing against a no walk sign.

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The victim, identified as Carlos Romeo Montoya, 40, was taken to a nearby hospital where they died from their injuries.

On Sunday afternoon, Fairfax County Police Chief Roessler said they were able to identify the victim as an adult male between 20 and 40 years old. Chief Roessler said the incident is the 14th pedestrian fatality in Fairfax County this year.

Police have not released the known speed of the cruiser, but Roessler said there was no indication the car had lights and sirens on. The officer has since been placed on leave.

This is a developing story.

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