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Pedestrian Hit and Run Traffic Fatality at New York Avenue and First Street, NW

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Pedestrian Hit and Run Traffic Fatality at New York Avenue and First Street, NW

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Major Crash Unit are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a vehicle of interest in connection with the pedestrian hit and run traffic fatality, which occurred at New York Avenue and First Street, NW.

On Friday, December 28, 2012, units from the First District responded to a pedestrian traffic collision with injury which occurred at approximately 6:06 pm at the intersection of New York Avenue and First Street, NW. A 2003 Pontiac Bonneville, was traveling east on New York Avenue, N.W.  After crossing the intersection of First Street with a solid green signal, the Pontiac struck a pedestrian, who was crossing north, outside of the east crosswalk.  After impacting with the Pontiac, the pedestrian landed in the roadway, and was run over by a tan sport utility type vehicle (SUV) with D.C. registration.  The Pontiac remained on the scene however; the SUV failed to stop and continued to travel eastbound on New York Avenue, NW.  DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel transported the victim to an area hospital where she was admitted in critical condition.  The driver of the Pontiac was not injured in the collision.   

On Saturday, December 29, 2012, at approximately 2:15 pm, the pedestrian succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead by a member of the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

The decedent has been identified as 16 year-old Tarsha Jackson of Northwest, Washington, DC.

The Metropolitan Police Department’s Major Crash Unit is investigating this crash.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.