Man dies after hit-and-run on New York Ave. in NE DC

D.C. police cruisers are seen in this WTOP file photo. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)

WASHINGTON — A man died after a hit-and-run in Northeast D.C. early Monday morning.

Police responded to the 1300 block of New York Avenue in Northeast D.C. around 1 a.m. and found a body in the eastbound lanes just before 1 a.m. The victim, a possibly homeless man, had noticeable head trauma, police said.

A striking vehicle fled the scene after the incident, and police are canvasing the area for help in locating the driver.

The crash and its investigation closed New York Avenue for several hours. It reopened a little after 4:45 a.m.

A map of the area can be seen below.

WTOP’s John Domen and Patrick Roth contributed to this report.

Sarah Beth Hensley

Sarah Beth Hensley is the Digital News Director at WTOP. She has worked several different roles since she began with WTOP in 2013 and has contributed to award-winning stories and coverage on the website.

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