Man sitting in road killed in hit and run in D.C.


Detectives with the Metropolitan Police Department’s Major Crash Investigations Unit seek the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a vehicle sought in a traffic fatality resulting from a traffic crash that occurred on Friday, April 23, 2021, in the 900 block of Southern Avenue, Southeast.

Preliminary investigation revealed that at approximately 10:20 pm, the operator of a white commercial van was travelling northbound in the 900 block of Southern Avenue, Southeast. The commercial van struck a pedestrian who was seated on the roadway. The striking vehicle then fled the scene. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services transported the victim to a local hospital for treatment. After all life-saving efforts failed, the victim was pronounced dead.

The decedent has been identified as 51 year-old James Turner, of Southeast, DC.

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