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Traffic Fatality at 12th Street and New York Avenue, NW

Tuesday, April 13, 2010
A 68-year-old bicyclist sustained fatal injuries.

Investigators assigned to the Metropolitan Police Department’s Major Crash Investigations Unit are investigating the circumstances of a vehicular crash that resulted in a fatality.  The crash occurred at the intersection of <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /?>12th Street and New York Avenue, NW on April 12, 2010.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /?>

Shortly after 6 pm on Monday, April 12, 2010, the operator of a DC National Guard truck assigned on a motorcade security route and a cyclist collided at the intersection of 12th Street and New York Avenue, NW. Police and DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department personnel then responded to the scene. Emergency medical personnel could find no life signs.

The bicyclist who has been identified as 68-year-old Constance Holden of Northwest Washington was later officially pronounced dead on the scene by a representative from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the District of Columbia.  The body was then transported to the Medical Examiner’s Office.

The operator of the military vehicle was not physically injured.  Although he was assigned to a motorcade security route for dignitaries attending the Nuclear Security Summit, he was not actively part of a motorcade at the time of the collision.