Update: Alexandria Police Seek Public’s Help in Identifying Man Possibly a Witness to Fatal Hit and Run

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Alexandria Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a man possibly involved or a witness to the fatal hit and run pedestrian crash that occurred on Friday, January 21.  Photos of the man and vehicle were captured on surveillance video from a nearby gas station. 

The man is described as black, five feet ten inches to six feet tall with a clean shaved head.  He was dressed in a dark suit with a white shirt and dark tie.  The man also spoke with an accent which is believed to be of African descent and might work for a sedan transportation service.  The vehicle is possibly a black Lincoln Town Car and may have front end damage. 

Anyone recognizing the man or vehicle in the pictures or anyone with additional information about this case is asked to call the Alexandria Police Department at 703.838.4444 or the Crime Solvers tip line at 703.838.4858. 

Detectives would like to remind witnesses that they can remain anonymous.

Fatal Hit and Run POI     Fatal Hit and Run Vehicle 


Alexandria Police Investigate Fatal Hit and Run Pedestrian Crash

Alexandria Police are investigating a fatal hit and run pedestrian crash that occurred around 12:10 a.m. on Friday, January 21.  A 26 year old man was crossing King Street at the intersection with Park Center Drive when he was struck by a vehicle that fled the scene.  A witness to the crash described the striking vehicle as a four door black sedan, similar to a Lincoln Town car.  The victim, Melbourne Clyde Leach, Jr. of Alexandria was transported to INOVA Alexandria Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Members of the Crash Reconstruction Team are conducting the investigation. 

Anyone with information about this crash is asked to contact the Alexandria Police Department at 703.838.4444.