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Traffic Fatality: 5300 Block of South Dakota Avenue, Northeast

Sunday, February 13, 2022

Detectives with the Metropolitan Police Department's Major Crash Investigations Unit are investigating a traffic fatality resulting from a traffic crash that occurred on Monday, February 7, 2022, in the 5300 block of South Dakota Avenue, Northeast.

Preliminary investigation revealed that at approximately 9:05 pm, a Ford Focus was travelling northbound in the 5300 block of South Dakota Avenue, Northeast. At the same time, a pedestrian was crossing the street from south to north, in a marked crosswalk, against the do not walk signal. The operator of the Ford Focus struck the victim, then immediately came to a stop and remained on scene. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and transported the victim to an area hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries.

On Thursday, February 10, 2022, the victim succumbed to their injuries and was pronounced dead.

The decedent has been identified as 70 year-old Aray Demissie Zikie, of Northwest, DC.

Anyone who has knowledge of this incident should call police at (202) 727-9099 or text your tip to the Department’s TEXT TIP LINE at 50411.