Andre Brands hit, killed on U Street while riding bicycle

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A 50-year-old man was struck and killed Thursday morning while he rode his bike in the U Street corridor, police say.

MPD officials say that Andre Brands was riding near the intersection of 11th and U streets NW at about 10 a.m. Thursday when he was hit by a Nissan traveling southbound on 11th Street.

Brands, who was not wearing a helmet, was taken to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The driver of the striking car was not injured in the crash, which remains under investigation. The driver remained on scene.

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