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From the September 2015 edition of the Glover Park Gazette:

On July 23, a cyclist riding north in the 2200 block of Wisconsin Ave. fell while taking a curb cut up onto the sidewalk. The driver of an SUV emerging from a driveway then hit the fallen cyclist, who was transported to the hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries. The driver was cited for failure to pay full time and attention to the operation of a vehicle.

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Margaret Ruth Dickie, 1935 - 2015

Margaret Ruth Dickie, 1935 – 2015

From the September 2015 edition of the Glover Park Gazette:

The Metropolitan Police Department has concluded its investigation into the death of Peggy Dickie and has presented to the United States Attorney’s Office for prosecutorial review. This indicates that police investigators believe a crime may have been committed. At our press time, no charges had been filed against the driver. Although a friend of Dickie’s tells us that she had a living niece, police have not been able to locate her next of kin.

Dickie, 79, a resident of Carillon House (2500 Wisconsin Ave.), died on June 11 after being hit by a Peapod grocery delivery truck at Calvert Street and 37th Street. On the day of the incident, the Peapod truck was stopped at a red light on 37th Street, then turned right onto Calvert, where it hit Dickie, who was in the crosswalk heading north, according to the Washington Post.

Dickie was a government retiree who had lived in the apartment building for 50 years. A native of St. Louis, she studied music in college and was fascinated by biology, according to Carillon House concierge Michelle Miranda, who knew her well. “She was very kind and caring, and extremely intelligent,” Miranda says. Dickie was a talented pianist, and she once transcribed The Star Spangled Banner and a work by Beethoven from memory for a neighbor who wanted to learn to play them on the guitar. “She loved going to the museums; she was fascinated by Japanese art, by linguistics, by other people’s cultures,” Miranda recalls. Although Dickie was a private person, “when she knew you, she would do anything for you,” Miranda adds.

 

 

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On June 11, Margaret Ruth “Miss Peggy” Dickie, 79, a resident of Carillon House (2500 Wisconsin Ave.), died after being hit by a Peapod grocery delivery truck at Calvert Street and 37th Street. The truck was stopped at a red light on 37th Street, then turned right onto Calvert, where it hit Miss Peggy, who was in the crosswalk heading north, according to the Washington Post.

The Metropolitan Police Department’s Major Crash Unit is investigating the case, according to Lieutenant Ronald Wilkins. “As of yet, there have been no charges filed against the driver of the truck,” Wilkins writes in an email. Charges could be filed in the future “if the investigation reveals negligence or impairment on the behalf of the driver,” he adds. The driver is cooperating fully in the investigation, according to Wilkins.

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