Hagelstein and the acquaintance attempted to cross Delaware Avenue on foot. Upon seeing the approaching vehicle, the acquaintance stopped in the roadway. However, Hagelstein began to run across the roadway and was struck by the vehicle. Hagelstein, a resident of New Castle, Del., was transported to Christiana ER where she died from injuries sustained in the collision.
The X-Terra then struck a black 1999 Buick Park Avenue parked on the street and continued on, striking a 2010 gold Ford Fusion in a driveway. The adult male driver was taken into custody on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. Charges will be determined pending the outcome of the investigation.
The victim has been identified as Vanessa Dixon, age 49, of Ingraham St in Washington D.C. The driver of the vehicle has been identified as David Rodriguez, age 22, of Cannon Road in Silver Spring.