24 April 2007

Traffic Calming at the Site of Yesterday's Hit-and-Run

Crysta Marie Spencer
**UPDATE**MPD is now offering a reward of up to $10,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and coviction of the person(s) responsible for this fatal hit-and-run. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 202.727.9099.

If that's not convincing any witnesses to step forward, maybe this image will: the SUV hit Crysta so hard it knocked her out of her shoes, threw her into the air, and then ran her over.

From WUSA9:
New stop signs and speed bumps are slowing down traffic where a hit and run driver killed a 6-year-old girl Monday.

Crysta Marie Spencer was struck across from her family’s home in Northeast Washington. The little girl dashed into 6th Street near Orleans Place. She was trying to reach a church where she attended an after-school program.

Her mother was on the family’s front porch and saw the SUV coming. Relatives say she yelled for Crysta to stop but could not reach her in time.

Relatives, friends, and neighbors are placing toys and mementos on poles near the place where Crysta was killed.

They say she was a sweet child who helped take care of her 2 younger sisters. The first grader would have celebrated her 7th birthday on May 7th. Family members say they will still have a birthday party for her.

DC police are searching for the driver of a green SUV. It has tinted windows and possibly Maryland tags.

Crysta’s family members say speeding cars on their street had been a danger to pedestrians for years.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call police at 202.727.9099 or the department’s Crime Solvers Unit at 1.800.673.2777. All calls to Crime Solvers are confidential. If a caller provides information through Crime Solvers that leads to an arrest and indictment he/she will be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. This reward may increase tomorrow.

1 comment:

  1. Seeing this child's face makes me grieve even more. I hope they catch the fool who did this.

    So tragic.


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