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Traffic Fatality: 2600 Block of 29th Street, Southeast

Monday, July 17, 2017


Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Major Crash Unit are investigating a fatal traffic accident that occurred in the 2600 block of 29th Street, Southeast, on Friday, June 30, 2017.


At approximately 6:17 pm, a bicyclist passed through a stop sign, attempting to make a left turn onto Erie Street, Southeast. A vehicle traveling westbound on Erie Street, Southeast, struck the bicyclist. The operator of the vehicle stopped and checked on the victim. The vehicle operator then fled the scene in his vehicle. The bicyclist was transported to a local hospital suffering from multiple trauma injuries.


On Sunday, July 16, 2017, the bicyclist succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead. The decedent has been identified as 53-year-old Burgess Johnson of Southeast, DC.


The case is currently under investigation by the Major Crash Investigations Unit. Anyone with information regarding this case should call 202-727-9099.