Document: Traffic Fatality in Northeast

Metropolitan Police Department detectives are investigating a traffic fatality that occurred on Feb. 8, on the 600 block of Rhode Island Avenue, NE.

According to the preliminary investigation, a 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser was moving westbound in the 600 block of Rhode Island Avenue, Northeast, at about 5:54 p.m. At that moment, a pedestrian crossed the street in the center of the block between driving vehicles and the work zone. The 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser struck the pedestrian as they crossed into the westbound travel lane.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

The decedent has been identified as 66-year-old James Timothy Tarrants.

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