Local digest: Wheaton woman killed when moped is hit by truck in the District

August 15, 2014
THE DISTRICT
Woman killed when moped is hit by truck

A woman on a moped was fatally injured in a collision with a truck Friday on Connecticut Avenue NW, D.C. police said.

She was identified as Nadia Sophie Seiler, 36, of Wheaton.

The incident occurred about 8:30 a.m. in the 4900 block of the avenue. The truck driver stayed at the scene; Seiler died at a hospital, police said.

She was headed south, and the truck was making a left turn from the northbound lanes, police said.

— Peter Herman and Martin Weil

Man, 25, dies after Wednesday shooting

D.C. police said a man who was shot Wednesday night in Northeast Washington has died.

He was identified by authorities as Dexter Motley, 25, of Southeast.

Police said Motley and another man were struck by gunfire about 9:30 p.m. at 46th Place and Central Avenue NE.

The other man was not seriously injured.

— Victoria St. Martin

VIRGINIA
Children robbed at lemonade stand

Two Loudoun County 12-year-olds operating a lemonade stand in Round Hill were robbed Thursday by a teenager, according to the Loudoun County sheriff’s office.

The children had set up a stand to sell lemonade and snacks across the street from Round Hill Elementary School, near the intersection of Park Heights Circle and Evening Star Drive, authorities said.

Between 1 and 2 p.m., an unknown male teenager approached the stand, appeared interested in making a purchase and asked the pair if they could make change for a $20 bill, Troxell said.

One victim took out a small cash box and began to count bills, and the teen offered to help count. But he pocketed the cash, told the two children not to say anything to anyone and walked away, Troxell said. He said the investigation was ongoing.

— Caitlin Gibson

Drone research gets underway at Va. Tech

State and federal leaders Wednesday marked the start of research on unmanned aircraft systems being done at Virginia Tech.

Federal Aviation Administration Administrator Michael Huerta, Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) and others visited the Blacksburg campus for the Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership’s first flight. The visit included a demonstration of an unmanned aircraft gathering information at the scene of a mock auto accident.

Last year, Virginia Tech was selected by the FAA as a research site.

The Mid-Atlantic-based component of the national effort will also involve the University of Maryland and Rutgers University in New Jersey. The research will help guide the agency as it works to introduce commercial versions of the unmanned aircraft into U.S. airspace.

— Associated Press

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