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WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Police are investigating a vehicle crash that happened on Suitland Parkway, Southeast, Friday evening.

The Metropolitan Police Department said around 7 p.m., the driver of a 2008 GMC Yukon going eastbound on Suitland Parkway lost control of the the vehicle and crashed into the bridge abutment for the Martin Luther King Ave overpass.

Police said 45-year-old Jeffrey Asberry Ewings, of Capitol Heights, Md. was extricated from the vehicle by the D.C. Fire Department.

Ewings was taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner where he was pronounced dead, authorities said.

The crash is 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 department's TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.

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