Police ID 62-year-old pedestrian killed in Southeast DC; search continues for hit-and-run driver who struck married couple

Police are looking for a vehicle they said struck a husband and wife in Southeast D.C. (Courtesy D.C. police)

D.C. police have identified the man who was killed during a hit-and-run Wednesday afternoon in Southeast; his wife was also injured in the crash but is expected to survive.

Officers have found the suspect’s vehicle but are still searching for the driver, D.C. police said Thursday.

Alton Kelly, 62, was fatally struck while crossing the road with his wife, D.C. police said.

D.C. police said they first got a call just after noon about a woman who was struck by a car near the intersection of Alabama Avenue and Naylor Road. She was taken to the hospital with injuries that are not life-threatening, said D.C. police Commander Jaron Hickman in a news conference.

Police then got a call around the same time about a man on Denver Street near Naylor Road.

When officers arrived, they found a man with critical injuries, who then died at the scene.

Police said the two were struck by the same car on Alabama Avenue.

The man got lodged under the car and was dragged to Denver Street behind a shopping center.

The driver of the car sped off eastbound along the 2900 block of Alabama Avenue Southeast, police said.

D.C. police put out a lookout on a white Ford Taurus with damage to the front bumper and windshield. The vehicle has since been found.

Police have asked anyone with information on what happened to contact the department at 202-727-9099. Police are also looking for video footage from businesses in the area.

Below is the area where it happened.

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Veronica Canales

Veronica Canales is an Associate Producer and Weekend Overnight Producer at WTOP.

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