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Traffic Fatality: Intersection of Division Avenue and Fitch Place, Northeast

Saturday, May 5, 2018


Investigators with the Metropolitan Police Department’s Major Crash Investigations Unit are investigating a fatal traffic crash that occurred on Friday, May 4, 2018, at the intersection of Division Avenue and Fitch Place, Northeast.


A preliminary investigation revealed that at approximately 1:49 pm, a dirt bike was traveling northbound in the 500 block of Division Avenue on the wrong side of the roadway. While the motorcycle was traveling at a high rate of speed on Division Avenue, it struck a marked police vehicle. Officers rendered aid to the operator of the dirt bike until DC Fire and EMS transported the operator to a local hospital for treatment of life threatening injuries. After all life-saving efforts failed, the victim was pronounced dead.


The decedent has been identified as 22 year-old Jeffrey Wayne Price, of Northeast, DC.


This incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call 202-727-9099.