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184233.7.14 Updated Traffic Crash: South Capitol Street & D Street, Southeast

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  • Press, MPD (MPD)
    Mar 7, 2014
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      Contact: Police Officer Araz Alali (202)727-4383

       

      March 7, 2014

       

      Traffic Crash: South Capitol Street & D Street, Southeast

       

      (Washington, DC)-Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Major Crash Unit in partnership with the United States Capitol Police Crash Team are investigating a traffic crash which occurred on South Capitol Street and D Street, Southeast.

       

      On Friday, March 7, 2014 at approximately 3:00 am, a BMW SUV being operated by a sole occupant was traveling northbound on South Capitol Street, Southeast.  The vehicle continued traveling northbound, outside of the United States Capitol Police secure perimeter, where it struck a flower planter protecting the South Capitol Street and D Street, Southeast vehicle entrance, which was closed.  As a result of striking the flower planter, the vehicle was propelled airborne and struck a tree on the southwest curbside of the United States Capitol Police secure access travel lanes where it ultimately came to rest.  DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel transported the operator of the BMW to a local hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead. 

       

      The decedent is identified as 19-year-old Hunter B. Harries of McLean, Virginia.

       

      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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