Detectives from the Collision Reconstruction Unit are investigating a fatal hit and run collision that occurred last night.
On Tuesday, at approximately 8:15 p.m., officers from the 4th District and Fire/Rescue personnel responded to the area of Connecticut Avenue and Randolph Road for a report of a pedestrian struck. Responding units located the female victim just off southbound Connecticut Avenue at Everton Street. She was in the grassy area between the curb lane and the service road. The victim was transported to Suburban Hospital where she later succumbed to her injuries Tuesday evening. The driver involved in the collision fled the scene.
Preliminary investigation revealed that the victim was crossing from east to west on Connecticut Avenue at Everton Street. She was on the south side of the intersection. The victim had crossed the northbound lanes safely but was struck by a vehicle in the southbound lanes. The victim is identified as Marlyn Eres Ali, 53 years old, of the 3800 block of nearby Elby Street.
At this time, investigators are not confirming the type of vehicle involved in this collision, but believe that it may have front-end damage.
The circumstances of this hit and run collision remain under investigation. Detectives are requesting that anyone with information concerning this collision or the vehicle and driver involved contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240.773.6620. Callers may remain anonymous.