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Woman Killed in H Street Crash Remembered for Giving Spirit, Love for Michael Jackson

A Washington, D.C., woman who was killed along the H Street corridor Saturday is being remembered for her giving spirit.

Jewel Lewis Hall, 62, was crossing the street at 10th and H streets NE when she was struck by a van, police say. The impact of the crash trapped Hall beneath the van.

She was taken to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead. The driver of the vehicle remained on the scene.

Hall was a custodian on Capitol Hill for 30 years and was a fixture in her Northeast D.C. neighborhood. She was known to help the homeless, according to her daughter, Maxcine Lewis.

Lewis said when the family did not make it home for Thanksgiving one year, Hall donated the food to the homeless.

"So all the food that she cooked, she boxed it up, put it in her shopping cart, took it out on H Street and fed them," Lewis said.

Hall was also a devoted fan of Michael Jackson. Her love of the singer was featured in a Washington Post article, and her house was filled with many photographs of him.

Police said no charges have been filed against the driver. The crash remains under investigation.

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