A 65-year-old woman was struck by a bicycle and fatally injured Thursday night in the heart of downtown Washington, D.C. police said.
They said Jane Bennett Clark of Takoma Park was hit in a crosswalk about 6:45 p.m. as she stepped off the southwest curb at 13th and I streets NW. The site is across the street from Franklin Square.
Clark was a senior editor at Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, according to the Kiplinger website.
On Thursday, the bicycle was southbound on 13th Street when it struck Clark, causing her to fall, police said. The bicyclist remained at the scene, police said.
Clark died of her injuries at a hospital Friday, police said. They said the case remained under investigation.
The Kiplinger site said Clark covered “all facets of retirement” and wrote a bimonthly column that took a fresh and sometimes provocative look at approaches to life after a career.
In addition, the website said Clark oversaw Kiplinger’s annual rankings for best values in colleges. She also played a prominent role in producing each year’s “Best Cities” feature.
Her Twitter biography described her as the mother of three children.
Her death was a “devastating loss” to her friends and neighbors, a Takoma Park resident said.