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Traffic Fatality: Third Street Tunnel

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Major Crash Unit are investigating a traffic fatality which occurred on I-395 southbound at the Third Street Tunnel.

On Saturday, September 29, 2012 at approximately 5:33 pm a 2005 Suzuki GSXR 1000 motorcycle was traveling southbound in the Third Street Tunnel, NW.  Upon exiting the tunnel the operator of the Suzuki maneuvered around a slower vehicle and collided with a concrete jersey wall barrier that borders the east side of the roadway. After impact, the operator was separated from the motorcycle and came to final rest within the left lane of travel. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel arrived on the scene and determined that the victim had no signs consistent with life. The operator of the motorcycle was transported from the scene to the DC Medical Examiner’s Office where he was pronounced dead.

The decedent is identified as 25 year-old Sean Ray Aultmon of District Heights, MD

This case is currently under investigation.