Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department's Major Crash Unit are investigating a fatal traffic accident which occurred in the 1400 block of Brentwood Parkway, NE.
On Wednesday, November 7, 2012, at approximately 9:07 pm, units from the Fifth District responded to the rear of the 1400 block of Brentwood Parkway, NE for a report of a vehicle accident. Upon their arrival, Officers located a burning vehicle that had run off the drive way and into a fence. Personnel from the DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene, extinguished the fire and removed an unidentified male from the vehicle. The operator of the vehicle had no signs consistent with life and he remained on the scene.
The preliminary investigation revealed the operator was driving a four-door Lincoln taxi cab. Detectives are investigating to determine what caused the accident. The operator of the vehicle was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner pending an autopsy.