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2 killed in Northeast D.C. crash involving vehicle traveling the wrong way on Kenilworth

Two people were killed Saturday in a crash in which one of the vehicles was traveling the wrong direction on the roadway, D.C. police said.

A driver traveling southbound in the northbound lane Kenilworth Avenue NE struck two other vehicles before hitting a wall, said police spokesman Officer Paul Metcalfe.

One occupant of the striking vehicle and one occupant of one of the vehicles struck were killed, he said, and a passenger in the wrong-way vehicle was taken to a hospital.

The incident took place around 5 p.m. in the 1000 block of Kenilworth, an area where the avenue straddles the Anacostia Freeway.

Police did not release further information on the victims or type of vehicles involved. The incident remains under investigation, Metcalfe said.

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Mike DeBonis covers Congress and national politics for The Washington Post. He previously covered D.C. politics and government from 2007 to 2015.

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