• February 08, 2017

Carolyn Ellis Killed in Accident in Washington, DC

Washington, DC -- An incident alleged to be alcohol related took the life of 65-year-old Carolyn Ellis in the area of Washington, DC Monday, February 6, 2017.

The deadly incident took place on U Street NW.

It appears the victim was in a crosswalk when an oncoming vehicle struck her. The report claims Ms. Ellis had attended a ceremony rewarding her for her community service just prior to the incident. Ms. Ellis was taken to a nearby hospital with massive head injuries, but succumbed a short time later. The cause of the incident is unclear, but police say they believe alcohol was a factor.

The driver of the vehicle, 36-year-old David Phillip Jones, has since been charged with multiple offenses related to the crash.

The official investigation is currently underway.

The report provided no further information at the time of its release.

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