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Northeast Washington man, 40, dies after car hits light pole near D.C.-Maryland border

A 40-year-old man died after the car he was driving hit a light pole Sunday morning near the District’s border with Maryland, D.C. police said.

A Prince George’s County police officer came upon the wreck about 7:42 a.m. near Eastern Avenue and Sargent Road NE, according to authorities. D.C. police said the officer, who was on patrol, saw that a light green 2005 Volvo S80 had struck the pole in the southwest corner of the intersection and had “extensive structural damage.”

The driver was taken to a nearby hospital, where he died from his injuries, according to authorities. Police said he was the only person in the car.

Authorities identified the driver as Robert Charles Beasley of Northeast Washington.

The D.C. police Major Crash Unit is investigating the accident.

D.C. police are asking anyone with information about the crash to call them at 202-727-9099 or text the department’s anonymous tip line at 50411.

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