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Motorcycle Traffic Fatality: 3500 Block of Alabama Avenue, SE

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Major Crash Unit are investigating a traffic fatality which occurred in the 3500 Block of Alabama Avenue, SE.

On Monday, August 4, 2014, at approximately 2:41 pm, a juvenile male operating a green Kawasaki motorcycle was observed traveling southwest bound in the 3500 block of Alabama Avenue, SE at a high rate of speed and struck the north curb.  The operator of the motorcycle was transported to a local hospital where he was admitted in critical condition. He later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead on Wednesday, August 6, 2014.

The passenger of the motorcycle was transported to a local hospital by DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel where he was admitted.

The decedent was identified as a 17-year-old juvenile resident of Temple Hills, MD.

This crash is currently under investigation.

The Metropolitan Police Department is asking anyone with information about this case 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.