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Georgia and Kennedy Street, NW Photo by Lesley Warner

Update: A GoFundMe has been launched for the family of Zy’aire Joshua.

MPD wrote: “The Metropolitan Police Department is investigating a traffic fatality that occurred on April 1, 2021 at approximately 3:15 pm in the 900 block of Kennedy Street NW. Anyone with information or video is asked to contact the Metropolitan Police Department at 202-727-9099.”

Full report from MPD:

“Detectives with the Metropolitan Police Department’s Major Crash Investigations Unit are investigating a traffic fatality resulting from a traffic crash that occurred on Thursday, April 1, 2021, at the intersection of Georgia Avenue and Kennedy Street, Northwest.

Preliminary investigation revealed that at approximately 3:15 pm, the operator of a Nissan Rogue was traveling eastbound on Kennedy Street, Northwest. The operator then crossed over Georgia Avenue, Northwest, into the 900 block of Kennedy Street, Northwest. As the operator entered the block, a juvenile male was crossing the street, outside of a marked crosswalk. The operator struck the victim then immediately came to a stop and remained on scene. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and after all life-saving efforts failed, the victim was pronounced dead.

The decedent has been identified as 4 year-old Zyaire Joshua, of Northwest, DC.

Anyone who has knowledge of this incident should call police at (202) 727-9099 or text your tip to the Department’s TEXT TIP LINE at 50411.”

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