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Traffic Fatality in the 5200 Block of First Street, NE

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Traffic Fatality in the 5200 Block of First Street, NE

Detectives assigned to the Metropolitan Police Department’s Major Crash Unit are investigating the circumstances of a vehicular crash that has resulted in a fatality. The crash occurred in the 5200 block of <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /?>First Street, NE, on June 1, 2010.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /?>

 

On Tuesday, June 1, 2010, at approximately 6:12 pm, a black 2001 Toyota Camry was traveling southbound in the 5200 block of First Street, N.E. The vehicle veered off the roadway, mounted a curb and collided with a tree on the west side of the street. The three occupants were transported to various area hospitals in stable condition.

 

One of the passengers, identified as 99-year-old, Ms. Rebecca Britt of the 700 block of Oneida Place, NW, was admitted to the hospital in stable condition, but later succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead at 10:55 pm.

 

The operator of the Toyota Camry and second passenger were admitted and later released from an area hospital.

 

The investigation is still ongoing.