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The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) is investigating a hit and run traffic crash that resulted in the death of a man on Feb. 9 on the Whitney Young Memorial Bridge.
According to MPD documents, a vehicle and a scooter were traveling westbound on the bridge in the center lane, when the vehicle struck the back of the scooter, which was occupied by two men.
Both men were thrown from the scooter and were ejected onto the roadway. While on the roadway, the passenger of the scooter was struck by a second vehicle and died at the scene. The driver of the scooter was taken to a local hospital for the treatment of critical injuries.
Both striking vehicles fled the scene without rendering aid or identifying themselves.
The victim’s identity is being held pending next of kin notification.
Anyone who has knowledge of the incident should call police.Notifications are not yet available for this specific case. Please check back later for updates. Thank you.