HERNDON, Va. (AP) — Officers investigating a hit-and-run that killed a mother of three in Herndon found the body of a man nearby, but had not determined whether it was the woman's husband, whose car was found at the scene.

Herndon police said Wednesday that the man's body was found Wednesday afternoon in a creek near the accident scene. The woman, who was pronounced dead at the scene, was found early Wednesday. She is not being identified pending notification of family members, police said.

The woman's three small children, meanwhile, were found alone in the couple's home shortly after police found her body, said police Lt. Ron Thunman. The children were removed from the home by child welfare officials.

Authorities said a black Toyota registered to her husband was found a short distance away and had struck several other vehicles. Herndon is located in Fairfax County, about 24 miles west of Washington, D.C.

The police spokesman said investigators had not determined whether her husband was driving the Toyota at the time of the crash or if it was the vehicle that struck the woman. Thunman told The Washington Post that the Toyota struck one parked car so violently that the car was pushed into two other parked vehicles, causing significant damage.