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Traffic Fatality: 1200 Block of Southern Avenue, SE

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Major Crash Unit are investigating the traffic fatality which occurred in the 1200 block of Southern Avenue, SE.

On Friday, January 25, 2013, at approximately 2:35 pm, a 2003 Dodge Caravan was traveling in the 1200 block of Southern Avenue when it collided several times with the rear of a Honda Accord pushing it out of the travel lane.  The Caravan continued to travel and impacted with the rear of a DC Fire Department ambulance causing the Caravan to flip onto its roof and catch fire.  The collision also caused the ambulance to collide with the rear of a Toyota Prius which caused the Toyota Prius to collide with the rear of a Chevrolet Avalanche.  DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded, extinguished the fire, and located an adult female inside the caravan, who did not show any signs consistent with life.  Five other individuals involved in the crashes were transported to local hospitals with non-life threatening injuries.

The decedent has been identified as 31 year-old Christina Latrice King of Waldorf, Maryland.