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D.C. police say they have made an arrest in a hit-and-run that left a cyclist dead last month. On Sept. 20, 53-year-old Tonya Reaves was hit by a SUV while riding her bicycle in Shaw around 2:30 a.m. on the intersection of 8th and S streets NW. The car fled the scene, and Reaves was transported to a hospital where she was pronounced dead.
On Wednesday, police arrested 20-year-old D.C. resident Dajane Thomas and charged her with second-degree murder.
There are no bike lanes on that area of 8th and S streets NW, and that particular intersection is a four-way stop in a largely residential section of the Shaw neighborhood. Police have still not released any additional circumstances about the crash.
In 2012, which is the latest full year that stats are available, 726 cyclists were killed in the country, according to the New York Times.
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