2 dead after wrong-way crash in DC

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Police in Washington say two people are dead after a crash in northeast Washington in which one driver was traveling in the wrong direction on a roadway.

Metropolitan Police Department said the crash happened around 5 p.m. Saturday in the 1000 block of Kenilworth Avenue NE.

Police said a 1997 Chevrolet Tahoe was going southbound on the northbound access road of Kenilworth Avenue, NE. In the 1300 block of Kenilworth Avenue, NE it hit a 2006 Chevrolet Envoy which was going northbound.

The Tahoe continued to go southbound and in the 1000 block of Kenilworth Avenue it hit a 2006 GMC Acadia that was going northbound.

Police said the impact cause the GMC Acadia to be pushed backwards and to hit two parked vehicles, including a 2005 Sterling flatbed tow truck and a 2009 Ford tow truck.

The 1997 Tahoe continued to go south and hit a concrete retaining wall. The driver and the passenger of the 1997 Tahoe were both taken to a hospital, where the driver was pronounced dead.

The passenger is in critical condition, according to authorities. The driver of the GMC Acadia was pronounced dead on the scene and taken to the Office Of the Chief Medical Examiner.

The driver of the 2006 GMC Acadia who died has been identified as 50-year-old Edgar Garcia of Odenton, Md.

The driver of the Tahoe who also died has been identified as 35-year-old Brian Duncan of Mount Ranier, Md.

Police said the crash is still under investigation.

The Metropolitan Police Department is asking anyone with information about this case or anyone who observed the pedestrian at any time before the collision, 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.


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