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Traffic Fatality in the 4900 Block of Benning Road, SE

Friday, November 4, 2005

Traffic Fatality in the 4900 Block of Benning Road, SE

At approximately 11:27 pm, on Thursday, November 3, 2005, a bicyclist, identified as 34-year-old Charles Montgomery, of the 500 block of Edgewood Terrace, NE, was reportedly traveling eastbound on G Street, SE.  He allegedly ran a red light while attempting to turn right in the 4900 block of Benning Road, SE.  It was at this time that he apparently turned into the path of traffic and was struck by a 1997 Dodge Ram pickup truck.

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Mr. Montgomery was taken to the Prince George's Hospital Center and pronounced dead at 11:56 pm.  The driver of the pickup truck, identified as 73-year-old John Jennings, of the 4300 block of Hayes Street, SE, was not injured.

 

The case is currently under investigation by members of the Metropolitan Police Department's Major Crash Investigations Unit.