WASHINGTON -- A pedestrian was killed and five other people were taken to the hospital after a two-car crash on 16th and V Street in Southeast DC on Sunday, police said.
The crash happened just before 3 p.m.
According to police, the driver of a Chevrolet Cruz was speeding down V Street when it crashed into a Chevrolet Malibu at 16th and V streets. The impact of the crash caused the Malibu to hit 31-year-old Abdul Seck, who was walking on 16th Street.
Neighbor Indira Sheow was just returning from church one street over when she heard the crash.
“The next thing you hear is screeee bow! And I was like, 'Oh my God!' ” said Sheow.
The impact caused the white Chevy to roll over.
“We all ran down, so my good friend Reggie, a couple of other people flipped the car. …because it was belly up, and it had two children," Sheow said. "One male was on the sidewalk, and the children was upset, and the young lady that was in the passenger seat had to be opened up with the life of jaws."
When officials arrived to the scene, they found six people suffering from injuries. Two of them had to be extricated from the vehicles.
Seck, of Bronx, New York, died from his injuries, police announced on Monday.
Four others -- a man, woman, and two kids-- suffered less serious injuries. Another man, is still in critical condition.
The driver of the Cruz, 21-year-old Dejuan Andre Marshall, of Southeast, D.C., was arrested and charged with second-degree murder.
“It’s scary," Sheow said "I don’t know how I’m going to sleep tonight."
A neighbor who asked not to be identified said speeding is the problem in that area.
“I think there should be a four-way stop here, because we have children, and this is horrible," the neighbor said. "There was children in the car I understand, I just got home. And I cross this street all the time. They’re speeding. I don’t want to be a victim."
Her grandson said he's also afraid to cross the street.
"I think they should also put up lights, like red and green lights, so people could be more safer around here," he said.
Sheow, who had to watch the horrific aftermath, had an even simpler solution: “Be mindful about what you do and how you go about your daily living.”
Officials did not give the ages of the other victims.