The Metropolitan Police Department is seeking the help of the public in identifying a pedestrian that was fatally struck at the intersection of <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /?>34th Street and Cleveland Avenue, NW. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /?>
On Saturday, November 14, 2009, at approximately 7:15 pm, an adult male was reportedly attempting to cross the intersection at 34th Street and Cleveland Avenue, NW, when he reportedly stopped in the roadway for reasons unknown and was subsequently struck by a 1995 Subaru Legacy traveling in a northwest bound direction on Cleveland Avenue, NW. The victim was transported to the WashingtonHospitalCenter’s MedStar Unit where he was admitted in critical condition. On Monday, November 16, 2009, he succumbed to his injuries as a result of this accident and was pronounced dead.
There were no reported physical injuries to the operator of the vehicle identified as 34-year-old Alexander Vaughn of Gaithersburg, Maryland. The vehicle involved in this accident did remain on the scene.
The victim in this case is identified as a white male believed to be in his 70’s. He is further described as having white hair and was reportedly wearing blue pants and what appeared to be brown New Balance Sneakers at the time of the accident. The victim is also reported to have what appear to be scars on his chest and legs from previous surgery.
Detectives from the department’s Major Crash Investigations Unit are continuing in their efforts to identify the victim and are hoping that perhaps someone in the community may recognize the man’s description. No charges have been filed at this time in this case which also remains under investigation.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call police at (202) 727-9099.
NOTE: There is no photograph of the victim available at this time.