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Traffic Fatality: 13th Street and I Street, NW

Friday, January 17, 2014

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Major Crash Unit are investigating a traffic fatality which occurred at 13th and I Streets, Northwest.

Preliminary investigation has revealed that on Friday, January 17, 2014 at approximately 4:28 am, the driver of a 2007 Mack trash truck was traveling west bound on “I” Street, NW and then turned left onto southbound 13th Street, NW, and struck a pedestrian who was walking in the south side crosswalk. The trash truck continued southbound for approximately half of a block when the driver realized he had struck someone and called 911.  The striking vehicle and driver remained on the scene.  The pedestrian was taken to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.

The decedent’s identity is being withheld at this time pending next of kin notification.

This crash is currently under investigation.

The Metropolitan Police Department is asking anyone with information about this case 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.