Driver, 61, dies after striking tree and two parked cars in Northeast D.C.

A 61-year-old driver was killed after crashing into two parked cars and a tree in Northeast D.C. over the weekend.

Police said that Ellsworth Rucker, of New Carrollton, was driving in the 1700 block of Kearney Street NE around 5:30 p.m. on Sunday when his car veered toward the curb and collided with the rear end of a parked car.

Rucker’s car then vaulted onto the curb and struck a tree before veering back into the roadway. Police said Rucker’s car hit another parked car before finally coming to a stop.

Rucker was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. His cause of death has not been released.

Police are still investigating what caused the crash. No information was available about Rucker’s health or whether a health emergency may have triggered the accident.

No other injuries were reported.

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