Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Major Crash Unit are investigating a pedestrian fatality which resulted from a traffic collision in the 100 block of M Street, NE.
On Saturday, February 16, 2013 at approximately 10:38 pm a unit from the First District was flagged down if reference to a pedestrian being struck by a vehicle. The preliminary investigation revealed that a pedestrian fell onto the roadway in the crosswalk in the 100 block of M Street, NE and then was run over by a vehicle. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel transported the adult male to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead. The driver of the striking vehicle did not remain on the scene.
The decedent has been identified as 20 year-old Darnell Christopher Ross of Upper Marlboro, Maryland.
The investigation of this crash is ongoing.
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.