Husband killed, wife injured in hit-and-run near Good Hope Shopping Center

A husband and wife were struck in a hit-and-run crash in Southeast D.C. on Wednesday afternoon. 

The fatal collision happened in the 2800 block of Alabama Avenue Southeast at the Good Hope Shopping Center — right in front of the Safeway. 

The Metropolitan Police Department's Sixth District Commander Jaron Hickman said the husband, who was found several feet away from his wife, succumbed to his injuries and died. 

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Around noon Wednesday, officers responded to two separate calls about a pedestrian accident at different locations. 

Upon arriving at Alabama Avenue near Naylor Road, officers found a woman with what they described as "non-life-threatening injuries." 

Moments later, a call reported a "man down" on Denver Street.

Preliminary investigations revealed that a husband and wife were hit by the same driver. The man was dragged by the car through the Good Hope Shopping Center parking lot to Denver Street, where neighbors found him. 

A neighbor witnessed the man die. Other residents described the scene as horrifying.

Witnesses attempted to stop the driver, who fled the scene. 

The woman who was hit has been hospitalized but is expected to survive.

Police are seeking the community's help in locating the white Ford Taurus, which has damage to the front bumper.

Alabama Avenue between Naylor Road and 30th Street, SE was closed due to the collision. 

Anyone with any information on this incident is asked to contact police.

This is a developing story. Stay with FOX 5 DC for more information.