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Police identify 2 men killed after truck crashed into firework stand in Northeast, DC

A bicyclist and man working the firework stand outside a gas station were both struck and killed.

WASHINGTON — Police have identified the two men that were killed after a truck crashed into them on Saturday in Northeast D.C. Michael Randall, a 70-year-old man who was riding his bicycle at the time of the crash was killed alongside 64-year-old Charles Jackson, who was working at a firework stand at the time of the fatal incident.

The crash reportedly happened at a gas station located on the corner of Minnesota Avenue NE and Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue NE around 6 p.m., police said. Medical personnel responded to the scene to treat the victims. 

Officials believe that a person driving a Chevrolet Silverado pick-up truck northbound on Minnesota Ave. approached the intersection of Nannie Helen Burroughs Ave. when the driver had a medical emergency that caused them to lose consciousness. As a result, the driver crashed into the cyclist that was traveling westbound on Nannie Burroughs Ave. The driver then crashed into a firework stand and hit a person who was working at the stand. 

Both the cyclist and the person working at the stand died from their injuries and were taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, according to officials. 

The driver of the truck was taken to the hospital along with the person who was riding in the passenger seat of the truck to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries, police said. 

Police have not disclosed the identity of the person driving the truck nor the person who was riding in the passenger seat of the truck.

The investigation into the crash is active and ongoing. 

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