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Bicyclist Struck And Killed At Tidal Basin

7:35 AM, Oct 6, 2008   |    comments
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WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA)--U.S. Park Police say that a bicyclist crossing Maine Avenue around 11:20pm last night was struck and killed by a car.

Park Police say that they responded to eastbound Maine Avenue at the exit to the Tidal Basin Parking Lot for the report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle.

According to the Park Police, the Initial investigation revealed the bicyclist was traveling south across Maine Avenue in the crosswalk towards Tidal Basin Parking.

A silver Toyota Corolla bearing Virginia registration was traveling east along Maine Avenue with a green traffic signal at the intersection when the collision occurred. The driver of the car remained at the scene.

Police say that the victim was transported to a local hospital were he was later pronounced dead. The man has been identified as 24 year old Ian M. Wolfe of Bethesda, Maryland.

So far no charges have been filed.

Any person who may have witnessed this incident is encouraged to contact the United States Park Police Criminal Investigations Branch at (202) 610-8737.

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