Driver Fleeing Secret Service Reportedly Hits, Kills 75-Year-Old Pedestrian

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A suspect remains at large after reportedly striking and killing a 75-year-old pedestrian with a vehicle while fleeing the Secret Service near the White House on Wednesday afternoon.

A 75-year-old man is dead and a 13-year-old girl was left injured after Secret Service officers attempted to stop a car at the intersection of 17th Street NW and Constitution Avenue NW due to an expired registration, according to a release from the agency.

“The suspect indicated they would stop the vehicle, but then quickly fled southbound on 17th Street NW. The suspect then crossed a red traffic signal and struck multiple individuals in the crosswalk at 17th Street NW and Constitution Avenue, a short distance from where the traffic stop was initiated,” the release reads.

The 75-year-old man, identified only as a resident of Philadelphia, was transported to the George Washington University Hospital where he later died from the injuries he sustained, U.S. Park Police told WUSA-9 News. The 13-year-old victim was treated on the scene for minor injuries, the outlet reported.

Ehab Sorour was standing near the intersection when the incident unfolded. “All of a sudden, [the car] just hit the guy. The guy flew up – I saw him when he was flying up. He came down on the hood,” Sorour told NBC Washington. “All of a sudden, he backed up a little bit and ran over him again and kept on continuing down until the light.” (RELATED: Police Say Teenager Listened To Song About Murder Before Intentionally Running Over 70-Year-Old Man)

The vehicle involved in the deadly incident is reported to be a Honda Accord. Police are asking anyone with any information regarding the suspect or the incident to contact authorities, the outlet stated.