One dead in fatal D.C. pedestrian crash

WASHINGTON, DC – Detectives with the Metropolitan Police Department’s Major Crash Investigations Unit are investigating a traffic fatality resulting from traffic crash that occurred on Wednesday, July 28, 2021, at the 4400 block of Bowen Road, Southeast.

Preliminary investigation revealed that at approximately 8:21 am, a pedestrian was standing behind his vehicle in the 4400 block of Bowen Road, Southeast.  A vehicle travelling eastbound on Bowen Road, Southeast, struck the pedestrian pinning him between his vehicle and the striking vehicle.  The impact also caused the pedestrian’s vehicle to strike a parked vehicle.  DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and transported the pedestrian to an area hospital. After all life-saving efforts failed, the pedestrian was pronounced dead.  The operator of the striking vehicle was transported to an area hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

The decedent has been identified as 66 year-old Keith Douglas, of Southeast, DC.

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