The motorist killed Wednesday night in a fiery crash at the 14th Street bridge was identified by D.C. police accident investigators yesterday as Bernard H. Ward, 28, a Marine assigned to the base at Quantico, Va.
One of the two men injured in the 9:10 p.m. crash was identified as William Bowens, 24, of Dale City. Ward was identified as Bowens' brother.
Police Wednesday had incorrectly identified the dead man as Bowens.
The other injured man was identified yesterday as Phillip Hines, 26, of Alexandria.
Bowens was listed in critical condition and Hines in fair condition yesterday at the Washington Hospital Center.
Police said Ward's car went out of control in the right lane on the ramp that curves around the Jefferson Memorial grounds and leads to the southbound span of the bridge. The car narrowly missed a metal guardrail, flipped and skidded down an embankment, striking a tree and bursting into flames.
Authorities said yesterday that Ward was pronounced dead at the scene. Bowens, who had been in the seat next to him, and Hines were flown to the Hospital Center by helicopter.
Police investigators said the car had been traveling at "excessive speed" when it skidded on a wet section of pavement and went out of control. They said their investigation is continuing.