On Sunday, December 11, 2005, at approximately 3:10 am, a 2003 Honda CRV was reportedly traveling westbound in the 3100 block of <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /?>Rhode Island Avenue, NE. As the vehicle entered the intersection of Rhode Island Avenue and Eastern Avenue, NE, it was reportedly struck by a 1995 Isuzu Rodeo which was traveling north on Eastern Avenue, NE. Reportedly the lone occupant of the Isuzu fled the scene on foot following the accident without making their identity known.
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The operator of the Honda was subsequently transported to the HowardUniversityHospital and pronounced dead at 10:15 am on Sunday, December 11, 2005. The female decedent has been identified as 67-year-old Sri Sadali Kuhns of the 4900 block of 40th Street in Hyattsville, Maryland.
The investigation into this collision remains ongoing by members from the department's Major Crash Investigations Unit.
This is the 45th traffic fatality recorded in the District of Columbia this year.