A teenaged girl is dead after the driver of a Mercedes ran a red light just after midnight Thursday morning.
19-year-old Madison Jones of Northwest DC was killed June 8 when the driver of a Mercedes ran a red light and struck the driver’s side of the vehicle she was riding in as a passenger, causing her to be ejected from the vehicle.
According to the the Metropolitan Police Department, the vehicle the 19-year-old girl was riding in was a 2005 Ford Focus. At around 12:24 a.m., it was headed north on 11th Street SE, just entering the intersection with Pennsylvania Avenue SE. At the same time, a 2017 Mercedes C300 traveling eastbound on Pennsylvania entered the intersection despite having a red light.
The driver of the Mercedes hit the Ford on the driver’s side. The teenaged girl was riding in the backseat on the driver’s side. She was ejected from the car at impact.
DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and found no signs of life. Jones’s body remained on the scene until it was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. Two other occupants of the Ford were treated in area hospitals for minor injuries and later released.
The two occupants of the Mercedes fled the scene on foot.
Police said that they currently had no information on whether the Mercedes was a stolen vehicle. MPD’s Major Crash Unit is investigating.
Anyone who has knowledge of this incident should call police at (202) 727-9099 or text anonymous photos, video or tips to the Department’s Text Tip Line at 50411.