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Traffic Fatality: 1500 Block of Pennsylvania Avenue, Southeast (John Sousa Bridge)

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Detectives with the Metropolitan Police Department’s Major Crash Investigations Unit are investigating a fatal traffic crash that occurred on Saturday, July 14, 2018, in the 1500 block of Pennsylvania Avenue, Southeast (John Sousa Bridge).

The preliminary investigation revealed that at approximately 3:08 am, the operator of a 2011 Lexus was traveling eastbound in the 1500 block of Pennsylvania Avenue, Southeast. The Lexus struck a curb, causing the operator to lose control of the vehicle, which suffered multiple impacts thereafter. Officers arrived on the scene and discovered an adult male, unconscious and unresponsive. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services found no signs consistent with life and pronounced the operator of the 2011 Lexus dead on the scene.

The decedent has been identified as 25-year-old Johnathan Sadler, of Northwest, DC.