Another Fatal Hit-and-Run in DC

DC Metropolitan Police are looking for any leads into a hit-and-run pedestrian that killed an elderly woman in D.C. Police found 84-year-old Mary Gaegler at about 5:20 a.m. Sunday in an alley behind the 5400 block of Connecticut Avenue in Northwest. Gaegler lived in an assisted-living facility on that block and a neighbor reported seeing her lying in the alley. They found her suffering from trauma to the body. Gaegler was struck sometime between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m. She was pronounced dead at the medical examiner’s office. Police are looking for any information about why Gaegler was in the alley in her sleeping clothes, and whether anyone saw a car in the alley in the early-morning hours.

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