1 Pedestrian Killed, Another Injured in 2 Crashes Thursday

Loudoun deputies were called to two pedestrian crashes on Thursday, including one fatality.

Both incidents happened in shopping center parking lots about 12:30 p.m.

Selma Turkoglu, 48, of Ashburn, was walking in the parking lot of the Dulles Eastern Plaza when she was hit by a Ford F-350 pickup. She died at the scene. So far no charges have been filed, but the case is under review by the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office.

The other crash happened at the Dulles Crossing Plaza. A pedestrian in a crosswalk was struck by a 2005 Acura MDX as the driver was turning into the parking lot. Gifty A. Otetu, 38, of Potomac Falls, was charged with reckless driving and cited for driving without a license and without a vehicle registration. The pedestrian was taken to Reston Hospital for treatment of injuries described as non-life-threatening.

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