The Washington Post

Girl, 5, struck by van and killed in NE

- BY MARTIN WEIL martin.weil@washpost.com

A 5-year-old girl was killed when a van struck her at an intersecti­on in Northeast Washington on Monday evening, D.C. police said.

The incident occurred just before 7 p.m. at 14th and Irving streets NE, said Brianna Burch, a police spokeswoma­n.

The girl was riding a bicycle, Burch said.

The circumstan­ces of the incident were not immediatel­y known, and police were investigat­ing.

The child was not identified in preliminar­y accounts. A photograph from the scene suggested that the crash may have occurred in or near a crosswalk.

The van that struck the girl remained at the scene, Burch said.

The intersecti­on is in the Brookland neighborho­od and is about three blocks north of Rhode Island Avenue NE. A church is on one corner and a playground is on another.

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