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Police Search for Suspects After Maryland Woman Killed in DC Hit-and-Run

Video shows a suspect wearing a yellow Lakers shirt running from the scene

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A 20-year-old Maryland woman was leaving a birthday dinner in downtown D.C. early Saturday morning when she was broadsided in an intersection by a car traveling at a high rate of speed. She died the next day, police said.

Police are searching for the driver and at least one passenger who ran from the crash that killed Greenbelt resident Jamya Williams. They also said the suspects were driving a stolen car and plates.

D.C. police released a video Tuesday that shows one suspect wearing a yellow Lakers shirt running from the scene of the crash at 14th and K streets NW just before 1 a.m. Saturday.

The suspect was inside an Acura TLX that ran a red light, collided with Williams' Hyundai Elantra and set off a chain-reaction crash, police said.

Police said Williams had the green light when she was hit. The impact was so intense, her car was pushed onto the sidewalk across the intersection.

Her family declined to speak on camera, but Williams' sister released a statement saying in part:

"[Jamya] was beautiful, adventurous, compassionate, goofy, warm hearted, thoughtful, self-confident and full of life... with prayer and the strength of God we will get through this impossible time."

Williams worked as a cashier at a HomeGoods store and had plans to go back to college in the fall.

A BMW X5 and a Nissan Maxima were also hit in the crash. Medics treated the drivers of those vehicles at the scene, police said.

It's unclear if the man in the yellow shirt is the driver or the passenger of the Acura. Police say both of them ran off.

Police are asking anyone with information to call 202-727-9099 or submit a tip anonymously to 50411. The department is offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information that leads to an arrest and conviction.

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