D.C. police ID 16-year-old girl killed in Friday crash

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Local,DC,Transportation,Crime,Naomi Jagoda

D.C. police are seeking information about a vehicle that ran over a 16-year-old girl who later died.

She was identified Monday as Tarsha Jackson, of Northwest D.C., police said.

Shortly after 6 p.m. Friday, a 2003 Pontiac Bonneville that was traveling east on New York Avenue crossed the intersection with First Street NW and struck Tarsha. She was walking outside of a crosswalk, and the car had a green light when it crossed the intersection, police said.

After Tarsha was hit by the Pontiac, she landed in the roadway and was run over by a tan sport-utility vehicle with D.C. registration, police said. The Pontiac stayed at the scene, but the SUV didn't stop and continued to head east on New York Avenue.

Tarsha was taken to a hospital in critical condition, and she died from her injuries at about 2:15 p.m. Saturday.

Anyone with information about the identity and location of the SUV can call police at 202-727-9099.

njagoda@washingtonexaminer.com

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