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Fatal Bicycle Accident: 700 Block of Morton Street, NW

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Fatal Bicycle Accident: 700 Block of Morton Street, NW

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Major Crash Unit are investigating the fatal bicycle accident which occurred in the 700 block of Morton Street, NW.

On Saturday, January 12, 2013, at approximately 4:53 am, a Fourth District Officer was flagged down in reference to an unconscious person in the 700 block of Morton Street, NW.  Upon arrival, the officer located an unconscious adult male bicyclist lying in the roadway.   The investigation revealed that it was apparent that the property the victim had tied down became loose, fell, and lodged within the front fender, spokes and forks of the bicycle causing the victim to lose control and fall.  DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel transported the victim to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.

The decedent has been identified as 28 year-old Antonio Alvarez-Benitez of Northwest, Washington, DC.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.