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60-year-old woman hit, killed by driver in Northwest DC

Venancie Musabe, of Fredericksburg, Virginia, was hit by the unidentified driver of a Dodge Charger.

WASHINGTON — A Virginia woman was killed early Wednesday morning after she was hit by the driver of a car while crossing the street, according to police.

The incident happened around 5:25 a.m. at 10th Street and Massachusetts Avenue Northwest in downtown. DC Police said a woman trying to cross Massachusetts Ave was hit in the intersection by the driver of a 2020 Dodge Charger. She was taken to a hospital to be treated but was pronounced dead at 6:06 a.m. 

The pedestrian was later identified as 60-year-old Venancie Musabe from Fredericksburg, Virginia. The driver of the Dodge Charger has not been identified. 

The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene and is working with the police as they investigate what happened.

The Metropolitan Police Department closed a portion of Massachusetts Avenue Northwest as they investigated the incident. The road was reopened around six hours later.

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