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Posted at 3:38 PM ET, 03/ 1/2011

D.C. police identify hit-and-run victim

By Paul Duggan
Paul Duggan

D.C. police have identified a 23-year-old Arlington man as the pedestrian who was killed Sunday in a hit-and-run collision on the Key Bridge.

The victim, Eliester Elizardo Pineda-Medrano, was found unconscious in the Virginia-bound travel lanes of the bridge shortly before 10:30 p.m., police said. They said he was struck from behind by a vehicle and that the driver then fled.

About a half-hour later, Montgomery County police stopped a sports-utility vehicle that is suspected of being involved in the Key Bridge collision. The driver of SUV is under investigation but had not been charged as of Tuesday afternoon, police said.

While police were on the bridge dealing with the hit-and-run, a D.C. officer was struck and injured by another car. The driver of that vehicle, Seung Min Yang, 37, of Alexandria, was charged with driving under the influence of an intoxicating substance, police said.

They said the officer's injuries were not life-threatening.

By Paul Duggan  | March 1, 2011; 3:38 PM ET
Categories:  Paul Duggan, The District, Traffic Accidents  
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