A driver struck and killed a 75-year-old man as he fled from US Secret Service officers after a traffic stop attempt near the White House in Washington, DC, authorities said. The suspect is still on the run.
The Secret Service said the incident unfolded just before 1:30 p.m. when officers tried to pull over the suspect for an expired registration at an intersection near Ellipse and the Washington Monument, located just a block south of the House. White.
The driver initially “indicated that the vehicle would be stopped” but then sped off, the Secret Service said in a statement. The suspect ran a red light and struck several people in a crosswalk at the same intersection, the agency said.
US Park Police said at least two people were struck, including a 75-year-old Philadelphia man who was rushed to George Washington University Hospital, where he later died of his injuries. A second victim was evaluated at the scene but was not hospitalized, police said.
According to the CBS affiliate WUSA-TVthe second victim was a 13-year-old girl.
After the hit-and-run, the suspect fled south, the Secret Service said, and remained on the run as of Wednesday night. Authorities did not confirm if they know the identity of the driver.