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Arrest Made in a Traffic Fatality: Intersection of 7th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, Northwest

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Detectives with the Metropolitan Police Department’s Major Crash Investigations Unit announce an arrest has been made in a fatal traffic crash involving a passenger bus and two pedestrians that occurred on Wednesday, December 19, 2018, in the intersection of 7th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest.


The preliminary investigation revealed at approximately 9:39 pm, a 2013 Provost H3 passenger bus was traveling northbound on 7th Street, Northwest. The passenger bus then made a left hand turn onto Pennsylvania Avenue, Northwest, striking two adult females in the crosswalk. The pedestrians were transported to an area hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries. After all life-saving efforts failed, both pedestrians succumbed to their injuries.


The decedents have been identified as 61 year-old Monica Adams Carlson of Skagway, AK, and 85 year-old Cora Louise Adams of Elbe, WA.


On Thursday, December 27, 2018, 45 year-old Gerard Derrick James of Baltimore, MD, was arrested and charged with Involuntary Manslaughter.