Woman is killed by SUV as she walked dog

A woman was struck and killed by a SUV Wednesday while walking a dog outside a Southwest Washington apartment building, D.C. police said.

The accident occurred near the entrance to a parking garage at Town Square Towers at 7th and G streets SW about 3:15 p.m., police said. The victim, whose name was not released, was taken to a hospital where she was later pronounced dead, said Officer Hugh Carew, a police spokesman.

Authorities were investigating the cause of the crash. The dog was not injured, police said.

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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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