Man Dead in Late-Night Independence Ave Car Crash

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Vehicle owners remove belongings from their cars prior to the arrival of a tow truck. The cars were parked on the 100 block of 11 Street SE when they were hit by two travelling vehicles.

A man is dead after a late-night car crash on Capitol Hill

The accident happened at around 12:30 a.m. Monday, May 4, just north of the intersection of 11th Street and Independence Avenue SE.

At approximately 12:36 a.m., a speeding car collided with another vehicle. The impact caused a domino effect, and both vehicles hit multiple parked cars.

After the collision, the people in the first car got out and fled on foot, leaving the passenger, who was dying or dead.

DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services (DCFEMS) came to the crash scene minutes later and found the passenger left inside of the first vehicle. He was pronounced dead on the scene and transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

The decedent has not yet been identified and the case remains under investigation.

This car, parked in the northbound lane on the 100 block of 11 Street SE, illustrates the force of the impact.

Police are looking for surveillance video from the surrounding blocks. Anyone who has images, or any knowledge of this incident should call police at (202) 727-9099 or text your tip to the Department’s Text Tip Line at 50411.

Crime Solvers of Washington, DC currently offers a reward of up to $1,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and indictment of the person or persons responsible for a crime committed in the District of Columbia.