Official: Blunt injuries caused pedestrian’s death

The 25-year-old Arlington woman who was struck last Tuesday by a large SUV on the southeast side of Washington Circle died from “multiple blunt injuries,” a spokeswoman for the Office of the D.C. Medical Examiner said Tuesday.

Beverly Fields, a spokeswoman for the Office of the D.C. Medical Examiner, said the office had determined Anh-dao Xuan Huynh died of “multiple blunt injuries” after being run over by a SUV. Fields said the death was accidental.

An investigation into Huynh’s death was sent to the District’s Major Crash Investigation Unit. Gwendolyn Crump, acting director in the Office of Communications for the Metropolitan Police Department, said Tuesday that the “investigation is continuing.”

University spokeswoman Michelle Sherrard said Wednesday that several agencies “have looked at the safety of Washington Circle for pedestrians and traffic, and the University has always been happy to work with them.”

It is unknown if Huynh was jaywalking when she was struck.

Representatives from the D.C. Department of Transportation did not return requests for comment Wednesday.

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