4-year-old boy dies after being struck by car in Northwest DC

A 4-year-old boy is dead after being struck by a car in Northwest D.C.

Police have identified the boy as Zy’aire Joshua.

D.C. police said the crash happened around 3:15 p.m. Thursday afternoon on Georgia Avenue near the Kennedy Street intersection.

Joshua was crossing the avenue, outside of a crosswalk, when he was hit by a Nissan Rogue.

He was taken to the hospital and later died from his injuries.

The driver of the car who hit Joshua stayed at the scene, Police told WTOP.

Joshua’s elementary school started a GoFundMe to support the boy’s family. He was in pre-school.

Below is a map of where the accident occurred.

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Luke Garrett

Luke Garrett is a D.C. native dedicated to journalism. He is a reporter and the creator, host and producer of the original WTOP podcast, “DMV Download.” The podcast debuted in 2022. On the show, Garrett takes a weekly look at the biggest stories and ideas in the D.C. region.

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