Woman dead after being struck by police car in DC

A woman has died after she was struck by a police car in Southeast D.C. according to police.

Police are investigating an incident in which a marked police car struck a woman on Friday in the 2800 block of Minnesota Avenue in Southeast D.C.

At approximately 9:37 p.m., a member of the Sixth District police station was driving a marked police car with lights and sirens activated responding to a call to assist another officer when striking the woman in the road, according to police.

Police say that the woman was not in a marked crosswalk.

D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital, where she died from her injuries.

Police say that the woman has not been identified.

Anyone who has knowledge of this incident should call police at (202) 727-9099 or text the tip line at 50411. 

Valerie Bonk

Valerie Bonk started working at WTOP in 2016 and has lived in Howard County, Maryland, her entire life. She's thrilled to be a reporter for WTOP telling stories on air. She works as both a television and radio reporter in the Maryland and D.C. areas. 

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