Cyclist, fireworks stand worker killed by pickup in DC identified

A cyclist and a fireworks stand worker were hit and killed by a pickup Saturday evening when the driver suffered a medical emergency, D.C. police say. (Courtesy D.C. police)

D.C. police have identified the two people killed Saturday when a truck struck both a cyclist and a fireworks stand worker in Northeast D.C.

Michael Hawkins Randall, 70, and Charles Jackson, 64 – both of Northeast D.C. — were hit and killed by a Chevrolet Silverado after the unidentified driver suffered a medical emergency around 5:40 p.m.

Police believe the pickup, which had been traveling northbound on Minnesota Avenue Northeast, hit Randall as he biked westbound on Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue Northeast. The pickup then continued across the westbound and eastbound lanes and struck Jackson, who was working at the fireworks stand, police said.

Both were pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the Silverado and a passenger were taken to the hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

An investigation is still underway. Anyone who has information is asked to call D.C. police at 202-727-9099. Tips can also be texted to 50411.

Jack Pointer

Jack contributes to when he's not working as the afternoon/evening radio writer. In a previous life, he helped edit The Dallas Morning News and Chicago Tribune.

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