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Husband killed and wife seriously injured in Hillcrest hit-and-run

Police are asking for help in identifying the vehicle.

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One man was killed and a woman seriously injured in a hit-and-run on the 2800 block of Alabama Avenue SE at around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, police said. They were a husband and wife.

Police are looking for the driver who fled the scene in a white, late model Ford Taurus. Police found the car, but the driver was gone.

“To the person driving this car, we want you to turn yourself in,” said Cmdr. Jaron Hickman with the Metropolitan Police Department. “We want to talk to you. You’re driving a white, late-model Ford Taurus with frontend damage and damage to the windshield. We want you to come talk to us. We need to talk to you.”

Alton Kelly and his wife were hit by the car as they were crossing the road. The woman was found in the road where she was hit. She was transported to the hospital for treatment and is expected to survive, Hickman said.

The car dragged Alton Kelly hundreds of feet through a Safeway parking lot and down to Denver Street. He was found dead at the scene.

“The decedent was lodged under the vehicle and was [dragged] through the 2000 block of Alabama Avenue, through the parking lot and dislodged from the vehicle in the 2100 block of Denver Street,” Hickman said.

Police are searching for a driver who crashed into a couple crossing the road in in Southeast D.C. News4's Derrick Ward reports.

A witness told News4 the woman was screaming for her husband as police got more calls and realized there were two victims.

A witness also told News4 that people were yelling for the car to stop as it fled the scene and some tried to chase the car on foot.

“Just knowing that I’m not going to hear him and just having him taken three days before Father’s Day is just, it’s not good,” Kelly’s twin sister Alva Kelly said.

She said he was blind and his wife was his caretaker.

“To lose him and to lose him in a tragic way is just so hard for us,” Alva Kelly said.

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