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Pedestrian Fatality at Pennsylvania and Texas Avenues, SE

Monday, June 19, 2006

At approximately 9:10 pm, on Friday, June 16, 2006, 14-year-old Torian Gibson and 17-year-old Tyrone Gibson, both of the 3400 block of <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /?>Texas Avenue, SE, were crossing the street at the intersection of Pennsylvania and Texas Avenues, SE. While reportedly crossing the intersection, a 2003 black Cadillac being operated by 23-year-old John Leonard, of the 4300 block of H Street, SE, was traveling southbound on Pennsylvania Avenue when it subsequently struck both pedestrians.

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Both victims were transported to Children's Hospital where Torian Gibson was admitted in serious condition and Tyrone Gibson was treated and released.


On, Sunday, June 18, 2006 at 6:51 am, Torian Gibson was pronounced dead from his injuries.


The case is under active investigation by members of the department's Major Crash Investigations Unit.