Fairfax, VA (October 14, 2022) – A 35-year-old man was fatally struck by a vehicle in Fairfax County on Tuesday afternoon. At around 3 p.m., on October 11, emergency crews were called to the site of a collision on Interstate 95.
According to reports, 35-year-old Jose Davi Hernandez-Zelayandia had pulled onto the shoulder of Interstate 95 in the area near Virginia state Route 644 overpass during the afternoon hours after his 2011 Honda accord began experiencing mechanical problems and broke down on the side of the road.
Jose Davi Hernandez-Zelayandia exited his vehicle to inspect it. As he attempted to reenter his vehicle, he was struck by a 2022 Nissan Sentra that had ran off the roadway.
Hernandez-Zelayandia was fatally injured in the crash. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Nissan, 61-year-old John Hess of Springfield, Virginia, attempted to flee the scene of the accident. He was later arrested and charged with a suspicion of driving under the influence. He faces one felony count of hit-and-run as well.
The Virginia state police is investigating the accident at this time.
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