Detectives with the Metropolitan Police Department’s Major Crash Investigations Unit are investigating a fatal traffic crash that occurred on Tuesday, July 3, 2018, at the intersection of 15th Place and Shippen Lane, Southeast.
The preliminary investigation revealed that at approximately 10:44 pm, the operator and a passenger were traveling northbound on a scooter, in the 3200 block of 15th Place, Southeast. At the same time, a vehicle entered the intersection of 15th Place and Shippen Lane, Southeast. The scooter collided with the vehicle causing both occupants of the scooter to be ejected from the scooter, and both landed on the pavement. A United States Park Police helicopter responded and transported both victims to a local hospital for treatment. After all life-saving efforts failed, the operator of the scooter was pronounced dead.
The decedent has been identified as 15-year-old Dominique Antonio Lewis, of Southeast, DC.
The passenger of the scooter was admitted to the hospital in critical condition.