Fatal Pedestrian Accident Near National Zoo

Thursday, Oct 13, 2011  |  Updated 1:21 PM EDT
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Fatal Pedestrian Accident Near National Zoo

Darcy Spencer

A tow truck removes an SUV from the scene of a fatal pedestrian accident on Connecticut Avenue.

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A woman was struck and killed by a car near the National Zoo on Thursday.

The accident happened close to a crosswalk on the 3100 block of Connecticut Avenue NW.

Trudith Rishikof was crossing Connecticut at Devonshire Place whent she was struck by a 2008 Toyota Highlander turning left from Devonshire.

The driver stayed at the scene following the accident.  A police source told News4 the vehicle had diplomatic plates, but the driver was not a diplomat.

Rishikof served as a board member for Alliance Francaises of Washington  for 18 years, six as president, according Didier Hermans, the organization's president. She would have turned 65 years old Friday and had family in town to celebrate.

Check for more updates as they become available.
 

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