The Metropolitan Police Department's Fifth Police District was dispatched this morning to the 1300 block of New York Avenue NE for a pedestrian that was struck by an automobile, which remained on the scene and the operator was cooperating with law enforcement. As a result of injuries sustained by the adult pedestrian, life-saving measures initiated at MedStar could not sustain life and the victim was pronounced dead.
Detective Harley of the Special Operations Division, Major Crash Unit responded to scene in the 1300 block of New York Avenue NE and will be handling the investigation of this pedestrian fatality. This is the fourth (4th) pedestrian fatality within the District of Columbia in calendar year 2013.
Traffic restrictions were initiated as part of MPD processing the crash scene and as of this posting, all lanes are now open and traffic is flowing freely.
Based upon the fact that there is alot of preliminary investigative findings to be determined, no final determination as to fault has been made.