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D.C. Police ID Pedestrian Fatally Struck By Car

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Police are identifying a woman who died after being struck by a car in northeast Washington as well as the driver of the car who they say left the scene.

Police say were called Thursday night at 8:21 p.m. for a report that a pedestrian had been hit in the 1100-block of Florida Avenue NE. The woman, who police identified Friday as 71-year-old Ruby Whitfield of Washington, was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Police say the driver left the scene but that police later arrested him in the 600-block of Elliot Street NE. Police have identified the driver as Joel Russell Bromwell, 32, of Annapolis, Md. He has been charged with involuntary manslaughter.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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