Early on July 2nd in Mount Vernon, a young man was struck and killed while trying to cross Richmond Highway on foot. According to the report from the Mount Vernon Police Department, Cruz, a 22-year-old man from Alexandria, was walking through the southbound lanes of Richmond Highway shortly after 1:00 in the morning when a 2016 Mercedes sedan came down the road and collided with him. Cruz’s chosen crossing point lay just after the intersection of Richmond Highway and Belvoir Drive. Emergency response crews were called in and arrived at the scene shortly after the accident, however the injuries sustained by Cruz were extremely severe and he was declared dead at the scene.
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