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D.C. man dies after being struck in hit-and-run

Thursday - 12/20/2012, 9:04am  ET

WASHINGTON - D.C. police say a Northeast Washington man has died after a hit-and- run collision.

Police say the vehicle involved was seen speeding on 20th Street Northeast in the Langdon neighborhood late Tuesday night. The Dodge Charger sedan stopped abruptly and a female passenger got out. The car sped off and struck a pedestrian, later identified as 47-year-old John Schmidt. After the collision, the car backed up, the passenger got back inside, and the car sped away.

Police say Schmidt died on Wednesday.


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