Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Major Crash Unit announced that an arrest has been made in a fatal pedestrian hit and run collision that occurred in the 1100 block of Florida Avenue, NE.
On Thursday, March 21, 2013, at approximately 8:21 pm, units from the Fifth District responded to a pedestrian traffic collision in the 1100 block of Florida Avenue, NE. The investigation revealed the driver of a silver 2010 Mercury Mountaineer was traveling eastbound in the right lane as the pedestrian was walking north to south in a marked crosswalk. The driver of the Mercury Mountaineer struck the pedestrian and fled the scene. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel transported the pedestrian to an area hospital where she succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead.
The vehicle was later located on Elliott and F Streets, NE. The driver, 32 year-old Joel Russell Bromwell of Annapolis, MD, was later located in the 1300 block of Maryland Avenue, NE. He was arrested and charged with Involuntary Manslaughter.
The decedent has been identified as 71 year-old Ruby Whitfield of Northeast, DC
The Metropolitan Police Department’s Major Crash Unit is investigating this crash.