Shocking News! Maryland Police Pursuit Ends in Deadly DC Crash; 2 Fatalities, 1 Injured

Shocking News! Maryland Police Pursuit Ends in Deadly DC Crash; 2 Fatalities, 1 Injured

After a police chase that began Tuesday afternoon and continued through many jurisdictions, resulting in the crash and subsequent fire of the vehicle being chased along Southeast D.C.’s boundary with Maryland, two persons are dead and a third is injured.

Because they thought the car had been involved in several armed robberies across the D.C. area, most recently in Prince George’s County, police stated they were chasing the vehicle.

Moments before one in the afternoon, there was a collision in the 4100 block of Southern Avenue. One person was brought to the hospital while being held by D.C. police, while the other two perished at the scene of the collision. The person is not thought to be in danger of dying from their wounds.

Shocking News! Maryland Police Pursuit Ends in Deadly DC Crash; 2 Fatalities, 1 Injured

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Southern Avenue between 36th Place and Fort Dupont Street was closed due to an ongoing police investigation, according to D.C. police.


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As stated by Anne Arundel County police Chief Amal Awad at a press conference following the crash, it all began at approximately 12:15 p.m. when patrolling Anne Arundel County officers in Annapolis noticed a white BMW on Bestgate Road with tags matching the description of a vehicle used in multiple armed robberies.

Officers from Anne Arundel County pursued the vehicle to Prince George’s County as it fled the scene on westbound Route 50. Requests for assistance in locating the vehicle were made to nearby law enforcement agencies, including the aviation unit of the U.S. Park Police.

When the BMW was observed driving through Washington, D.C., a U.S. Park Police officer after it.

As the car topped a hill, it hit a tree right away, and burst into flames, and the U.S. Park Police Chief, Jessica Taylor, stated that it was traveling at a high pace. The thing caught fire.

In addition, a gun that appeared to have been thrown from the suspected car was found.

Awad responded, “Our officers are authorized to pursue any vehicle involved in a felonious criminal act, and I fully support our officers in the decisions that they make in these instances,” when questioned about why the officers chased the car.

Two automobiles at the crash scene were mentioned in a previous social media post by D.C. Fire and EMS. The possibility of a second vehicle catching fire was not mentioned by police at a late afternoon press conference on Tuesday. For clarity, WTOP has gotten in touch with officials.

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