Man Arrested After Fatal Pedestrian Crash

Man Arrested After Fatal Pedestrian Crash

Officers have arrested a man following a fatal pedestrian crash in Huntington.

Yesterday, around 12:37 a.m., officers responded to the intersection of North Kings Highway and Huntington Park Drive for a pedestrian crash. The driver of the vehicle remained on scene and was treated for injuries considered to be not life threatening.

Preliminarily, detectives from FCPD Crash Reconstruction Unit determined that the driver was driving a 2023 Acura MDX northbound on North Kings Highway. The vehicle left the roadway, struck a median, and continued onto the sidewalk where he struck Lucius Gaskins, 54 of Alexandria, before striking a tree. Gaskins was declared deceased at the scene. The driver was charged with Driving While Intoxicated and Refusal and is held at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center without bond. 

Detectives believe alcohol was a factor in the crash and speed is still under investigation.

Anyone with information about this crash is asked to contact the FCPD Crash Reconstruction Unit at 703-280-0543. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Solvers by phone – 1-866-411-TIPS (866-411-8477).