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Traffic Fatality in the 3000 Block of Connecticut Avenue, NW

Monday, December 5, 2005

Traffic Fatality in the 3000 Block of Connecticut Avenue, NW

On Thursday, December 1, 2005, at approximately 7:32 pm, police were called to the 3000 block of Connecticut Avenue, NW, for the report of a traffic accident. It is reported that 73-year-old Charles Atherton, of the 3100 block of Newark Street, NW, was walking across the street in a southwesterly direction on Connecticut Avenue, NW, when, he was struck by a 2005 Toyota Corolla operated by 31-year-old Dyanes Pacheco-Costello, of the 100 block of U Street, NW, who was traveling in a southeast direction on Connecticut Avenue, NW.

The investigation indicates the accident was apparently the result of a pedestrian violation and a ticket was issued for Walking to Create a Hazard.  

Mr. Atherton was transported to the George Washington University Hospital where he died as a result of his injuries at 8:43 pm, on Saturday, December 3, 2005.