A 20-year-old woman who was fatally struck by an SUV on Roosevelt Boulevard last week was identified Tuesday by police as Christelle Charles, of Clarkson Avenue in Olney.
It was about 5 p.m. Friday when Charles was hit by a 2012 Chevy Equinox in the outer southbound lanes of the boulevard near Bingham Street in Olney, not far from her home.
The initial investigation showed she was crossing the outer southbound lanes of the boulevard, where there was a crosswalk, but was going against a red light, police said.
Police said she ran into the side of the SUV and was thrown onto the windshield, falling onto the road. She suffered severe head injuries and was transported by medics to Einstein Medical Center in critical condition.
She was pronounced dead at the hospital at 12:51 p.m. Saturday.
The 56-year-old man driving the SUV had just crossed over from the inner lanes of the boulevard to the outer southbound lanes when the accident happened.
The driver stayed at the scene.
[Editor's Note: This story was updated to indicate that the victim was not out running, but was apparently rushing across the boulevard.]