Man struck and killed by U-Haul truck in D.C.

(PHOTO: MGN Online)

(PHOTO: MGN Online)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Metropolitan Police Department is investigating a fatal traffic accident that occurred in Northeast, D.C. early Wednesday morning.

Police say that the operator of a U-Haul truck was traveling in the westbound lane of New York Avenue, Northeast around 12:14 a.m. on Wednesday. As the truck crossed the intersection of 4th Street, Northeast, it struck a pedestrian who was in the travel lane. The driver of the U-Haul stayed on the scene. According to officials, the victim was an adult male who succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead on the scene. At this time, the decedent has not been identified.

The investigation is ongoing. Police are asking that anyone with information about this case contact them at 202-272-9099. If you’d like to remain anonymous, you can also use the Text Tip Line by text messaging 50411.