Woman killed after being struck by pickup truck in downtown DC

WASHINGTON — A woman crossing the street has been killed after she was struck by a pickup truck in McPherson Square in D.C.

North Carolina woman Carol Joan Tomason, 70, was walking westbound in a marked crosswalk on H Street Northwest when she was struck by a pickup truck making a left turn on to northbound 15th Street Northwest.

Tomason was taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead.

The incident is the latest in a string of crashes in the D.C. area between vehicles and pedestrians or cyclists.

On Tuesday, four teenagers waiting for a school bus in Montgomery County were struck by a car that careened onto the sidewalk.

On Sept. 24, Arlington cyclist Thomas Hollowell, 48, was struck and killed by the driver of a car that ran a red light at the intersection of Constitution Avenue and 12th Street Northwest.

Days after Hollowell died, a group gathered in Farragut Square to honor him and call for better safety measures to protect bicyclists.

Below is the area where Tomason was struck.

Abigail Constantino

Abigail Constantino started her journalism career writing for a local newspaper in Fairfax County, Virginia. She is a graduate of American University and The George Washington University.

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