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Dale City Woman Killed in Monday's Route 7 Fatal Accident

Woman killed near Spring Hill Road

Tuesday, 11:40am. A 59-year-old Dale City woman was the victim in the fatal crash on Route 7 Monday afternoon, Fairfax County poice said.

Kil Sun Flom, 59, was struck by a petroleum pumper truck, driven by a 39-year-old man from College Park, Md. according to police. Police did not release the driver's name.

 Flom was attempting to merge from the right lane of Leesburg Pike into the center lane when the two vehicles collided, police said. She pulled slightly forward, exited her vehicle and stepped in front of the truck, but below the driver’s line of sight.  The driver, moving forward with the flow of traffic, could not see Flom and she was hit by the truck, Crash Reconstruction detectives determined.

Police said they are investigating to see if charges are appropriate in this case.

UPDATE: 6:37pm. Detectives from the Crash Reconstruction Unit, Motor Carrier Safety Unit and Crime Scene worked into the darkness tonight at the scene of a fatal crash on Route 7 near Spring Hill Road.

Fairfax police said in a statement released late Monday afternon said that: "Preliminary investigation determined a woman driving an Acura TL was headed eastbound on Leesburg Pike. For unknown reasons, she exited her vehicle and was struck by a pumper truck also headed eastbound on Leesburg Pike. She was pronounced dead at the scene."

Lettering on the truck said: Petroleum recovery and tank pumping service. Men dressed in uniforms with the same name as on the truck stood nearby and were talking to police. When a reporter asked them questions they said no comment.

The scene showed the car wedged between the right-hand curb and the truck. The left side of the car was smashed in.

Police said they would not release the identity of the victim until tomorrow.

Meanwhile rushhour traffic in Tysons Corner was brutal. One land of eastbound Route 7 traffic was getting pass the crash site. But there were backups in both directions on Route 7 and throughout Tysons.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail at www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.

UPDATE: 4:22 pm. The Fairfax County reconstruction team and other officers remain on Route 7 near Spring Hill Road at the site a fatal crash that claimed the life of a woman earlier this afternoon.

Police would release few details of the accident that involved a large truck with Maryland tags and a passenger car pending notification of the victim's family. Her body was removed only a few minutes ago.

Fairfax police said a woman driving eastbound on Route 7 exited her vehicle for an unknown reasons and was hit by what they described as a pumper truck. She was the sole occupant of her car, police said.

At the scene, the car and the truck appeared to be wedged together in the right hand lane as if involved in an accident. Overhead the Silver Line is under construction. The accident scene is in front of one of the many car dealerships located along this section of Route 7.

Police said there were several eyewitnesses. Three men wearing uniforms with the name of the same company that was on the truck involved in the accident said they had had no comment.

A police spokesman said they would not release the name of woman who lost her life until tomorrow.

Only one lane of traffic is open eastbound on Route 7 from Spring Hill Road past the crash site. Westbound lanes heading toward the Dulles Toll Road was backed up.

Motorists should avoid the area.

 UPDATE 4:06 pm: Fairfax police remain on the scene of a fatal accident on Route 7 in Tysons Corner near Spring Hill Road.

Only one lane of traffic is getting by in the southbound lanes. One police officer said, "Rushhour is in trouble."

Traffic back up in both directions. If you usually take Route 7 to the Dulles Toll Road, find another route.

Northbound lanes are open but have big backups.

ORIGINAL STORY: A woman was killed shortly after 1 p.m. near Route 7 and Spring Hill Road in Tysons Corner when she was hit by a pumper truck, according to Fairfax County police.

The woman who was driving a car got out of the car and was struck police said.

Traffic is stopped in both directions on Route 7 at Spring Hill which is a busy intersection on the westside of Tysons Corner.

Neither driver involved has been identified by police.

More details to follow.

Donna December 09, 2011 at 08:41 PM
Some people shouldnt make comments. If you were in an accident and all shooken up, no comment seems to be the best answer unless youre an idiot and want to chit-chat about it, which I doubt. If your friend saw the whole thing, why isnt that she has come forward as a witness. Its cleanrly shown in pictures that she merged into his lane. Why would you get out of the car on a busy highway?
Amelie Krikorian December 12, 2011 at 12:17 AM
It's "shaken,": not shooken. And you have no way of knowing whether or not the mechanic and the other person made a statement to the police or not.
Linda L. Costa December 23, 2011 at 08:54 AM
This is a very sad story that I just learned about tonight as I live out-of-state. Kil was my daughter's hairdresser. Kil was a lovely, lovely woman whom my daughter considered a friend as well as her hairdresser. Evefy time my daughter came back home for a visit, her hair looked so nice and I would comment on it. She was so happy when she found someone as talented, funny, generous, as well as being so skilled at cutting hair. Even though I never met the woman, she made my daughter happy, and that makes me happy. I am deeply saddened by her death, and my deepest condolences are sent to her two daughters. May she rest in peace for all eternity. Linda L. Costa, Pittsburgh, PA
Cameron December 23, 2011 at 03:29 PM
This woman was more than an anonymous woman hit by a truck...she was a lot of wonderful things to a lot of people. She was far more than someone who cut people's hair. She was generous, loyal, loving and a contributing member of our community. My family is heart broken by her loss and we pray for her family. A beautiful woman's life has been extinguished so quickly - a reminder to us all to live like she did - like every moment counts.
JH December 31, 2011 at 05:27 PM
Kil was a genuinely vibrant, generous and lovely woman. I was one of her loyal customers for years and consider her my friend. She loved her family enormously and would always mention her daughters with an immense degree of pride. I’m truly saddened by this news and extend my best wishes and condolences to her family.

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