Suspect arrested in hit-and-run that killed 71-year-old woman leaving D.C. church

Police have charged an Annapolis man in a hit-and-run accident that authorities said killed a 71-year-old woman who had just walked out of a church meeting Thursday night in Northeast Washington.

Joel Russell Bromwell, 32, was charged with involuntary manslaughter, D.C. police said in a statement. He was being held pending an initial appearance in D.C. Superior Court later Friday.

More crime and safety news

Night of teenage revelry ends with two stabbings

Montgomery County police said that two teens were stabbed after a party at a home in Potomac.

Mar arrested in fatal stabbing Saturday morning in Southeast

The stabbing occurred on Pomeroy Road in Southeast.

Man killed in Loudoun crash

A pickup truck ran off Route 7 and overturned on Saturday, killing the driver, police said.

Read more

Police identified the victim as Ruby Whitfield, 71, of Northeast.

Friends said Whitfield had attended an ushers meeting at Samaritan Baptist Church in the 1100 block of Florida Avenue NE. She left about 8:20 p.m. and was struck by a silver 2010 Mercury Mountaineer that was heading east near Gallaudet University.

Police confirmed that Whitfield was walking in the marked crosswalk when she was struck. She was taken to an area hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Authorities said they arrested the suspect in his car about a mile from the scene.

This article has been updated.

Read what others are saying

    Man killed in Loudoun crash