Detectives with the Metropolitan Police Department’s Major Crash Investigations Unit are investigating a traffic fatality involving a pedestrian that occurred on Wednesday, February 26, 2020, in the 2400 block of Alabama Avenue, Southeast.
At approximately 8:42 pm, a pedestrian was rolling in the roadway in the 2400 block of Alabama Avenue, Southeast. While the pedestrian was in the roadway, a vehicle traveling in the left lane of the northbound lanes of travel ran over the pedestrian then fled the scene. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and transported the pedestrian to an area hospital. After all life-saving efforts failed, the victim was pronounced dead on scene.
The decedent has been identified as 34 year-old Derek Anthony Burke, Jr., of Southeast, DC.
This case remains under investigation.
Anyone who has knowledge of this incident should take no action but call police at (202) 727-9099 or text your tip to the Department's TEXT TIP LINE at 50411. Crime Solvers of Washington, DC currently offers a reward of up to $1,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and indictment of the person or persons responsible for a crime committed in the District of Columbia.