5-year-old struck by van, killed in Northeast DC

A 5-year-old girl is dead after being hit by a van in Northeast D.C. Monday night.

D.C. police said they were called to the intersection of 14th and Irving streets near Brookland Union Baptist Church just before 7 p.m.

Police found the girl injured, having been hit while she was riding either a bike or a scooter

She later died at the scene.

The driver of the van stayed and is cooperating with police.

Below is a map of where the crash occurred.

Laura Spitalniak

Laura Spitalniak joined the WTOP edit desk at the beginning of 2020. She previously worked at WAMU, ABC News and CBS News. She is a graduate of the Philip Merrill College of Journalism and the daughter of a librarian.

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