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DUI Arrest Made in this morning’s Pedestrian Traffic Fatality Off Thomas Circle

by Prince Of Petworth April 8, 2016 at 11:58 am 35 Comments

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From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Major Crash Unit have announced an arrest was made in a traffic fatality that occurred in the 1300 block of Massachusetts Avenue, Northwest on Friday, April 8, 2016.

At approximately 1:28 am, members of the Third District responded to a call for a traffic accident involving a pedestrian being struck by a vehicle. The vehicle was traveling eastbound in the service lane when it struck an adult male victim who stepped off the curb. The victim was not in the crosswalk and appeared into the street between parked cars. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services arrived on the scene where the decedent’s body was discovered trapped under the striking vehicle. All life-saving efforts were performed but the victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead. The operator of the vehicle was taken to a local hospital for minor injuries.

On Friday, April 8, 2016, 24-year-old Roshonda Michelle Josephs of Northwest, DC was arrested. She was charged with Driving Under the Influence.

The decedent has not been identified. The case remains under investigation.

The Metropolitan Police Department is asking anyone with information about this case to call the police at (202) 727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”

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