Local digest: I-95 crash kills 2; Northwest D.C. man fatally shot; Prince George’s crash kills 2

December 8, 2013
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Crash on I-95 in Fairfax County kills 2

The death toll in the Saturday night crash on Interstate 95 was raised to two in a statement issued Sunday by the Virginia state police.

Initial accounts reported that one death had been confirmed in the crash in the northbound HOV lanes in the Springfield area.

Both of those who died were in a four-door vehicle that ran off the right side of the road near exit 170 about 8:30 p.m., hit an unoccupied backhoe in an inactive construction zone and caught fire, state police spokeswoman Corinne N. Geller said.

Two bodies were removed from the vehicle, which was destroyed by the fire, and taken to the Office of the Medical Examiner. The victims had not been identified Sunday, Geller said.

Fredrick Kunkle

the district
D.C. police investigate shooting in Northwest

A District man was found dead from apparent gunshot wounds Saturday night in the 900 block of Sheridan Street NW.

Police responded to a report of gunfire at 8:58 p.m. just off Georgia Avenue in the Brightwood neighborhood and found the body of Demetrius Eccles, 31, of Northwest, according to a statement from the department.

Officer Paul Metcalf, a police spokesman, said Sunday that the death is being investigated as a homicide. He could not provide any additional information about the circumstances that led to the shooting.

Ann E. Marimow

MARYLAND
Prince George’s crash
kills 2, injures 2

Two people were killed and at least two were seriously injured late Saturday night in a crash in Prince George’s County, authorities said.

Two people were trapped in wreckage and three were ejected in the crash, which occurred in the Seat Pleasant area, said county fire department spokesman Mark E. Brady. The site, at Central Avenue and Shady Glen Drive, is about one mile east of the Addison Road Metro station.

At least six people were taken to hospitals afterward. Two were children.

The cause of the crash was not known Sunday night.

Martin Weil, Clarence Williams

Ann covers legal affairs in the District and Maryland for the Washington Post. Ann previously covered state government and politics in California, New Hampshire and Maryland. She joined the Post in 2005.
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