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Pedestrian Fatally Struck on Southern Avenue, SE

Wednesday, December 23, 2009
A female pedestrian was fatally struck by a vehicle.

Members assigned to the Metropolitan Police Department’s Major Crash Investigations Unit are continuing the investigation into the circumstances surrounding a traffic crash that resulted in the death of a pedestrian on Southern Avenue, SE.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /?>

Shortly before 7:30 pm on Tuesday, December 22, 2009, a 1992 Cadillac Sedan DeVille occupied by two males was reportedly traveling at a high rate of speed in a southerly direction in the 4100 block of Southern Avenue, SE when it left the roadway and struck an adult female standing at a bus stop. 

DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department personnel responded to the scene, but could find no signs consistent with life. The victim who has been identified as 50-year-old Mary Jones of the 4100 block of Southern Avenue, SE   was officially pronounced dead on the scene by a representative from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /?>District of Columbia.

The operator of the striking vehicle who has been identified as 33-year-old Glendale Savalas Ogburn of Forestville, Maryland has been charged with Negligent Homicide in connection with death of Mary Jones. The passenger of the vehicle who has been identified as 30-year-old Frederick Tyrone Stewart of Rockville, Maryland, has been charged with Assault on a Police Officer for alleged actions that occurred against members of the DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department and UCSA Possession of Marijuana.  Both of those subjects were taken to an area hospital where they were treated for minor injuries and released.   They are scheduled to be arraigned in DC Superior Court sometime today.    

This is the 32nd traffic related fatality for 2009 compared to 39 at this time for 2008.