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Traffic Fatality: I-295 and East Capitol Street

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Major Crash Unit are investigating a traffic fatality which occurred in the area of I-295 and East Capitol Street.

On Monday, December 30, 2013 at approximately 11:45 pm, the driver of a 2002 Chevrolet Camaro was travelling at a high rate of speed in the north bound lanes of I-295, when he lost control of the vehicle, entered a grassy area, struck several trees and shrubs before overturning.

The driver was extricated from the vehicle and transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.

The decedent has been identified as 28 year-old Anthony Lawrence Emerson of Glenn Dale, Maryland.

This crash 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.