Police identify 41-year-old man struck by trash truck in downtown Washington last month

D.C. police have identified a man who was fatally struck by a garbage truck last month in downtown Washington as a 41-year-old with no fixed address.

Jose Flores died at a hospital shortly after he was struck about 4:30 a.m on Jan. 17. The vehicle that hit him was a 2007 Mack truck that was being driven west on I Street NW. police said. The truck struck Flores, who was in a crosswalk, as its driver turned left onto southbound 13th Street, police said.

Police said the driver of the truck continued about a half block until he realized he had hit someone. At that point, he stopped and called 911. No charges have been filed, but police said the accident remains under investigation.

Police did not say whether the driver worked for the District or a private trash hauler. Images from television news from the scene showed that the truck was from a private company, with a Virginia number written on the side.

Police are asking anyone with information about Flores or the incident to call 202-727-9099 or text the department’s tip line at 50411.

Get updates on your area delivered via e-mail

local

crime

Success! Check your inbox for details. You might also like:

Please enter a valid email address

See all newsletters

Comments
Show Comments
Most Read Local

local

crime

Success! Check your inbox for details.

See all newsletters