While evading U.S. authorities, a driver ran over a 75-year-old man and killed him. following an attempted traffic stop close to the White House in Washington, D.C., Secret Service officers, according to the authorities. The accused is still at large.
A 75-year-old man killed by driver evading secret service near White House, despite being at large
The incident, according to the Secret Service, started just before 1:30 p.m. Just a block south of the White House, police tried to stop the suspect for having an expired registration at a crossroads near the Ellipse and the Washington Monument.
The driver initially “indicated they would stop the vehicle,” but later accelerated, according to a statement from the Secret Service. The agency claimed that the culprit ran a red light and struck many others who were crossing at the same intersection.
At least two people were struck, according to the U.S. Park Police, including a 75-year-old Philadelphia man who was taken to the George Washington University Hospital but ultimately passed away from his wounds. According to Secret Service, a second person was assessed on the scene but did not go to the hospital.
The second casualty, according to CBS station WUSA-TV, was a 13-year-old girl.
The suspect fled from Secret Service to south after the hit-and-run, according to the Secret Service, and was still at large as of Wednesday night. Authorities did not explicitly state that they were aware of the driver’s identify.