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Traffic Fatality: 4300 Block of Benning Road, NE

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Major Crash Unit are investigating a traffic fatality which occurred in the 4300 block of Benning Road, NE.

On Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at approximately 7:19 am, a 1991 Cadillac DeVille was travelling eastbound on Blaine Street, NE.  At the intersection of Benning Road, NE, the driver mounted the curb and struck a chain-link fence in front of the 4200 block Benning Road, NE before coming to a rest on top of three parked vehicles in the 4300 block of Benning Road, NE.

The driver, 49 year-old Mark Anthony Wise of Northeast, Washington, DC, was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.

This case 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.