Early Saturday morning, around 2:30am, Tonya Reaves was riding her bike on 8th Street NW near S Street when she was struck by a "light colored SUV". The SUV's driver then fled the scene south in the direction of Rhode Island Avenue
Emergency responders took Reaves to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead. D.C. police are searching for the driver Police said the SUV may have damage to its right front bumper.
It's the first death of a cyclist in the WAMPA area since the June 14, 2013 death of 9-year old Jahbari Jawon Howe which, sadly, is an impressive streak and the longest since I started keeping record.
Perhaps this would be the first opporunity to install a ghost rack instead of a ghost bike.