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24-Year-Old Woman Fatally Struck in Adams Morgan: Police

Nina Larson, of New Canaan, Connecticut, lived and worked in DC and was pursuing a career as an opera singer

Courtesy of Family

A 24-year-old woman was struck and killed by a car Saturday afternoon while crossing a street in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Northwest D.C., police said.

The victim, Nina Larson, of New Canaan, Connecticut, was crossing Columbia Road near Biltmore Street around 3:30 p.m. when she was hit by an Infinity EX35 traveling westbound on Columbia Road.

Larson became trapped under the vehicle, police said. She was extricated and taken by emergency services to a local hospital, where she was pronounced dead after all life-saving efforts, authorities said.

Family members confirmed to News4 that Larson worked at Mintwood Place, a restaurant at the scene of the crash.

Larson was a recent American University graduate and lived and worked in Washington, D.C. She was pursuing a career as an opera singer.

“Her beautiful voice was going to bring light to the world," her grieving mother told News4 by phone. "Her death leaves a huge hole across the country.”

The Larson family said they are seeking answers as to how a driver struck Nina as she was in a crosswalk in broad daylight, saying, “This is not an accident, this was a choice.” The family says they plan to ensure there is a thorough investigation.

It wasn’t immediately clear if the driver of the Infinity would face charges.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099.

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