D.C. man struck and killed by two vehicles, both fled the scene

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – A D.C. man was struck and killed by two different vehicles in Northwest D.C. Thursday and police say both drivers fled the scene.

Detectives with the Metropolitan Police Department’s Major Crash Investigations Unit are investigating the incident at the intersection of New York and New Jersey Avenues.

“Preliminary investigation revealed that at approximately 8:22 pm, a dark-colored SUV was traveling northbound on New Jersey Avenue, Northwest. At the same time, a pedestrian was walking northbound in the roadway, when they were struck by the dark-colored SUV,” D.C. Metro Police said. “The pedestrian was then struck a second time by a dark-colored sedan that was traveling northbound on New Jersey Avenue, Northwest. The operator of the dark-colored SUV and the dark-colored sedan both fled the scene after they struck the pedestrian without making their identities known. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and transported the pedestrian to an area hospital. After all life-saving efforts failed, the pedestrian was pronounced dead.”

 52-year-old Joseph Robinson was named as the victim.