About 8:20 tonight a silver Mercury SUV struck a woman wounding her critically (she later died of her injuries). Police moved quickly, blocking off the street, and searching nearby alleys and streets via cruiser and helicopter. The search paid off as the car was recovered nearby, along with the driver, who failed a field sobriety test.
According to a Fox news report, the
Please keep Ms. Whitfield's family, friends, and church, in your thoughts.
We have a new update from WJLA that corrects some previous inaccuracies. Updates appear in the original post above.
BREAKING: FL Ave NE hit & run: Victim passed away; was leaving church, hit by SUV, flew 150ft. Arrest made. #TrinidadDCAlso from Twitter:
— Titan of Trinidad (@ToTville) March 22, 2013
This fatal Florida Ave NE hit-and-run is just awful. Glad police caught the driver, who knocked her out of her shoes twitter.com/tomrousseyABC7…The story above has been updated with info from this ABC 7 story to reflect the victim's correct age (71, not late 60s), and to include the names of the suspect and victim.
— Stephen Miller (@miller_stephen) March 22, 2013