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

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

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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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