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Driver Hits, Kills Man Near Union Market

by Tim Regan October 26, 2016 at 8:30 am 0

New York Ave and 4th St. NE, photo via Google Street ViewSomeone behind the wheel of a U-Haul truck drove into and killed a man near Union Market early this morning.

The fatal collision happened near the intersection of New York Ave. and 4th St. NE just after midnight, according to D.C. Police.

The driver of the truck was headed west on New York Avenue when they hit someone in the road, police said. The person who was hit by the truck, a man, died at the scene.

The U-Haul driver remained on the scene, according to police.

Authorities have not yet identified the man who was struck and killed.

More information from MPD:

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s (MPD) Major Crash Unit are investigating a fatal traffic accident that occurred on Wednesday, October 26, 2016, at approximately 12:14 am.

The operator of a U-Haul truck was traveling westbound on New York Avenue, Northeast. As the U-Haul truck crossed the intersection of 4th Street, Northeast, the truck struck a pedestrian, who was in the travel lane. The operator of the U-Haul remained on the scene. The pedestrian, an adult male, succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead on the scene.

The decedent has not been identified.

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