ARLINGTON, VA – A pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle in a hit-and-run collision in Arlington Monday evening.

According to ABC 7, the fatal accident occurred on 2nd Street South near South Old Glebe Road around 7:30 PM on August 1st.

The pedestrian was reportedly crossing 2nd Street South when they were struck by a vehicle. The driver immediately fled the scene. Arlington Police later discovered the pedestrian lying in the roadway with life-threatening injuries.

First responders transported the pedestrian to a local hospital where they unfortunately succumbed to their injuries. Authorities identified the victim as 52-year-old Viviana Oxlaj Lopez.

Arlington Police later arrested 62-year-old Julio David Villazon based on witness accounts. Villazon has been charged with involuntary manslaughter, hit-and-run, and driving under the influence. 

Arlington Police continue to investigate the fatal pedestrian accident.

If you or someone you love has been injured in a pedestrian accident, you deserve justice – and financial compensation. Contact the law offices of Paul A. Samakow at 844-I-ANSWER today to schedule your free consultation and learn more about how you can be compensated for medical bills, lost wages, and other related expenses.

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