UPDATED: December 29, 2014 4:06 p.m.
LANHAM, Md. (WNEW) — A Baltimore man is facing charges after striking and killing a man on the shoulder of I-495 in Fairfax County.
Just before 10 a.m. Monday, Virginia State Police responded to the accident, which occurred along the southbound lanes of I-495 (the Capital Beltway) near Exit 49 for Route 7.
Police say a Fairfax Towing & Recovery wrecker had stopped out on the right southbound shoulder of I-495 for an unattended vehicle. As the wrecker driver, 45-year-old Najdi Hicham, of Centreville, Va., was on the side of the rollback wrecker prepping the unattended vehicle, a box truck traveling south on the Beltway crossed into the shoulder and struck Hicham.
Hicham died at the scene.
The driver of the box truck, 34-year-old Anthony B. Custis, of Baltimore, was charged with reckless driving.
The truck was also placed out of service for having inoperable brakes and other CMV equipment and safety violations.
Neither Custis nor his adult male passenger was injured.
The Exit 49 ramp to Route 7 was re-opened to through traffic at 11:45 a.m.
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