Hit-and-run incident in Northwest D.C.

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A man was killed when he was struck by a vehicle about 4 p.m. Thursday afternoon in a hit-and-run incident in Northwest Washington, D.C. police said.

The accident happened on 14th Street between Webster and Allison streets just before 4 p.m., authorities said. News of the death had not been publicly announced by D.C. police last night.

A caller told police the victim was struck in the middle of 14th Street, police said.

Authorities shut down 14th Street between Webster and Allison streets, Metcalf said.

The department’s major crash and homicide units were investigating the incident. Witnesses told police the man was fighting with other men in the block and was chased into the street. Police think a Jeep deliberately ran over the man as he tried to escape the attackers, the officials said.

Officials did not give a detailed description of the vehicle, which fled the scene.

Clarence Williams is the night police reporter for The Washington Post and has spent the better part of 13 years standing next to crime scene tape, riding in police cars or waking officials in the middle of night to gather information about breaking news in and around Washington.

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