Woman on Moped, Struck by Truck, Dies

A woman riding a moped died Aug. 15 after being hit by a truck on the 4900 block of Connecticut Avenue, NW, in the District, according to the Metropolitan Police Department.

The accident occurred in front of Engine Company 31 around 8:30 Friday morning at Fessenden Street NW. D.C. Fire & EMS spokesman Tim Wilson told WTOP, "A witness came in and alerted the members that were inside. Immediately, the rest of the members of the fire house ... ran out and assessed the situation and provided some medical care to the patient."

The moped driver -- 36-year-old Nadia Sophie Seiler of Wheaton, Md. -- was taken to a local hospital, where she later died. An MPD spokeswoman said that the truck driver stayed on the scene and that the incident was under investigation.

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