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Pedestrian killed in Suitland Parkway hit-and-run crash

WASHINGTON — A woman was killed in a hit-and-run crash Tuesday night along Suitland Parkway at Stanton Road in Southeast D.C.

Police say 32-year-old Tomika Early of Suitland, Maryland, was standing on the southside of Suitland Parkway next to her disabled vehicle at about 10:15 p.m. when she was struck by a pick-up truck traveling at a high rate of speed eastbound on the Suitland Parkway toward Stanton Road in Southeast.

The driver of the truck — identified as 52 year-old Robert Paris of Southeast, D.C. — continued to drive eastbound, fleeing the scene. Paris then rear-ended another vehicle followed by a light pole, police say.

Early died as a result of massive body trauma. Paris was treated for minor injuries.

Paris was arrested and is charged with second degree murder and leaving after colliding.

The incident cause traffic delays in the area. Inbound Suitland Parkway between Interstate 295 and Stanton Road reopened just after 4:15 a.m. Wednesday. Outbound reopened about 5:10 a.m.

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