Man died after crashing into light pole in DC

A man is dead after crashing into a light pole in the District early Sunday morning.

Police say 22-year-old Marquette Washington of Southeast died after crashing into a light pole around 3:50 a.m. in the 1300 block of Southern Avenue in Southeast.

According to authorities, Washington was driving fast in a Nissan Maxima when he crossed over both lanes of traffic and crashed.

Officers tried to administer CPR, but they were unsuccessful.

Washington was transported to a hospital where he later died.

The case remains 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 departments TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411


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