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MPD: 42-year-old man struck, killed in Northeast DC

A pedestrian was killed early Thanksgiving day after being struck while in a crosswalk at the intersection of 58th Street and East Capitol Street, Northeast.
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WASHINGTON — Police are investigating after a pedestrian was struck and killed in Northeast D.C. early Thursday morning.

Around 4 a.m., officers say a white car was traveling westbound on East Capitol Street, Northeast, when they struck a man, who had fallen into the crosswalk in the intersection of 58th Street and East Capitol Street.

The suspect car then left the scene without stopping, according to the Metropolitan Police Department.

DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and transported the man to a local hospital, where after all life-saving efforts failed, the man was pronounced dead.

He has been identified as 42-year-old Darryl Leak of Northeast, D.C.

Anyone who has knowledge of this incident should call police at (202) 727-9099 or text your tip to the Department’s TEXT TIP LINE at 50411.


Police still searching for driver who fled the scene of a deadly hit-and-run in Prince George's Co.

Police are still searching for a suspect and their car after a deadly hit-and-run in Prince George's County on November 14.

Around 7 p.m., officers responded to the intersection of Walker Mill Road and Rochelle Avenue to investigate a crash. 

Security footage revealed a car struck and killed a woman attempting to cross the road without ever slowing down. The woman was said to have been wearing reflective gear.

The woman in this incident has been identified as 54-year-old Marcia Turner of District Heights.

Investigators believe the suspect who hit Turner was driving a dark-colored or black SUV. The car is expected to have front-end damage to the headlight assembly.

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