UPDATE 10:54 p.m. — What started as a routine traffic stop turned into a tragedy — police confirmed that one of the two women who was hit died.
The Secret Service had originally seen a silver Buick and noticed that the tags did not match the car. Officers approached the car, and the man drove off at a high speed, police said.
One witness DC News Now spoke with estimated it could have been around 50 miles an hour.
Investigators said the driver went through a red light at the intersection at 14th Street and New York Avenue NW before hitting a car and then hitting the two women who were crossing the street.
The woman who died passed away at the hospital. The other woman is in critical condition.
Police were still on the scene late Friday evening to investigate.
WASHINGTON (DC News Now) — Two people had critical injuries after a crash involving pedestrians in Northwest D.C. on Friday.
Police said that two women were hit by a vehicle. Secret Service was the first to respond to the crash, which Fire and EMS said happened at 4:32 p.m.
First responders said that one woman had critical life-threatening injuries and the other had a critical injury. Both were transported for treatment.
The Major Crash Unit responded to the scene.