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Traffic Fatality at Eastern Avenue and Newton Street, NE

Monday, April 12, 2010

Investigators assigned to the Metropolitan Police Department’s Major Crash Investigations Unit are investigating the circumstances of a vehicular crash that has resulted in a fatality.  The crash occurred at the intersection of <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /?>Eastern Avenue and Newton Street, NE on the morning of April 10, 2010.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /?>

On Saturday, April 10, 2010, at approximately 6:30 am, the operator of a 2003 Suzuki motorcycle was traveling southeast bound on Eastern Avenue, NE.  At that time, the operator of a 2006 Toyota Tacoma pick up truck that was traveling northwest bound on Eastern Avenue made a left turn onto westbound Newton Street NE.  Consequently, the motorcyclist collided with the pick up truck.  Police and DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department personnel were then summoned to the scene.

Both operators were taken to the WashingtonHospitalCenter’s MedStar Unit, where the driver of the pick up truck was treated and released and the motorcyclist was pronounced dead.  The motorcyclist has been identified as 22-year-old Davis Eugene Gross of Mt. RainierMaryland.

No further details are available at this time.