From: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com <MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 3:32 AM
Subject: [MPD-5D] Traffic Collision Involving a Pedestrian
Members of the Metropolitan Police Department’s Major Crash Unit are investigating a traffic collision involving a pedestrian, that occurred on Monday, February 11, 2019 at approximately 11:34 pm in the 1500 block of North Capitol Street, NW.
An adult male was struck by a motor vehicle at the location and was taken to an area hospital where he was pronounced deceased. The driver of the motor vehicle remained on the scene.
The traffic closures that were in effect have been re-opened at this time.
Anyone who may have information pertaining to this investigation is asked to call 202-727-9099, or may send a text message to 50411.
See this subsequent message from MPD:
Traffic Fatality: 1500 Block of North Capitol Street, Northwest
Detectives with the Metropolitan Police Department’s Major Crash Investigations Unit are investigating a fatal pedestrian accident that occurred on Monday, February 11, 2019, in the 1500 block of North Capitol Street, Northwest.
The preliminary investigation revealed that at approximately 11:34 pm, the operator of a 2009 BMW X5 was travelling south on North Capitol Street, NW, and approached the south side of Florida Avenue, Northwest. The operator then struck the pedestrian who was walking in the 1500 block of North Capitol Street, Northwest. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services were summoned to the scene and transported the pedestrian to a local hospital. After all lifesaving efforts failed, the pedestrian was pronounced dead. The operator of the BMW remained on the scene.
The decedent has been identified as 56-year-old Troy Sandy Austin, of Southeast, DC.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is requested to contact the Metropolitan Police Department at (202) 727-9099.