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Metrobus Strikes, Kills Pedestrian in DC

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene, police say.

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A Metrobus struck and killed a man in Washington, D.C., Friday morning.

Rickey Carey, 38, of no fixed address, died at the scene, D.C. police said.

The Metrobus was traveling southbound on Southern Avenue, between Valley Terrace and 13th Street SW, on the D12 route, Metro said.

A car swerved to avoid a pedestrian, then hit the Metrobus, D.C. police said in an update on Saturday.

The force of the collision pushed the bus, which struck the pedestrian, Metro said. The pedestrian was trapped under the bus and died at the scene, D.C. police said.

The man was in the street at the time of the collision in an area where there are no crosswalks or traffic signals, according to Metro.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. His name has not yet been released.

News4 Photojournalist Nick Leimbach tweeted a photo of the scene of the incident, describing what happened.

The operator of the Metrobus was sent to a local hospital and will continue to be evaluated.

The incident continues to be under investigation by D.C. police.


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