UPDATED Police Investigate Fatal Pedestrian Crash in Aurora Highlands

Published on July 16, 2020

/files/b1b2bac6-07e6-497b-b33b-ccb8a8173ae1/20180520-Taste-of-Arlington-13.jpg UPDATED (7/17/20) - The pedestrian has been identified as Soleil Simone, 68, of Seminole, FL. The crash remains under investigation.

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Arlington County Police Department's Critical Accident Team (CAT) continues to investigate a fatal pedestrian crash that occurred on Wednesday, July 15 in the Aurora Highlands neighborhood.

At approximately 2:15 p.m., police responded to the 1100 block of S. Fern Street for the report of a crash with injuries involving a pedestrian. The preliminary investigation indicates the pedestrian attempted to cross mid-block when she was struck by an oncoming vehicle. The pedestrian, an adult female, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the striking vehicle remained on scene.

The identity of the pedestrian is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Anyone who may have witnessed this crash or has additional information regarding this investigation is asked to contact Detective S. Whalin at swhalin@arlingtonva.us or 703-228-4159. Information may also be reported anonymously to Arlington County Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).