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Vehicle of Interest Sought in a Traffic Fatality: Suitland Parkway (Inbound) Near Irving Street, Southeast

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Detectives with the Metropolitan Police Department’s Major Crash Investigations Unit seek the public’s assistance in identifying a vehicle of interest sought in a traffic fatality involving a pedestrian that occurred on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, on Suitland Parkway (inbound) near the Irving Street (outbound ramp), Southeast.


At approximately 8:07 pm, officers responded to Suitland Parkway, where they observed an unconscious individual laying in the inbound lanes of travel just prior to the Irving Street exit ramp, Southeast. The District of Columbia Fire and Emergency Medical Services (DCFEMS) responded to the scene and determined that there were no signs of life. The decedent remained on the scene until being transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.


A preliminary investigation of the traffic crash revealed that the decedent was crossing from the south side of Suitland Parkway, heading towards Irving Street, Southeast, when she was struck by an unknown vehicle.


The decedent has been identified as 49 year-old Cheryln Ninette Bell, of Southeast, DC.


This case remains under investigation.


The vehicle of interest (pictured below) is described as a black in color Nissan. The vehicle may have damage to the front bumper/grill area and to the front windshield.



Anyone who has knowledge of this incident should take no action but call police at (202) 727-9099 or text your tip to the Department's TEXT TIP LINE at 50411. Crime Solvers of Washington, DC currently offers a reward of up to $1,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and indictment of the person or persons responsible for a crime committed in the District of Columbia.