Updated at 9:22 p.m.

D.C. police said streets near the collision of a Metrobus and car have reopened.

No further details were released.

Original post at 4:26 p.m.

Authorities said a fatal crash involving a car and a Metrobus in Southeast Washington closed nearby streets on Wednesday afternoon.

A Metro spokesman said the bus was traveling toward Foggy Bottom and had paused to service a bus stop on Alabama Avenue when a Nissan Altima struck it from behind around 2:30 p.m. The driver of the car was pronounced dead at the scene, Metro and fire officials said.

D.C. police shut down the 2700 block of Naylor Road SE between Good Hope Road and Alabama Avenue SE as authorities investigated the cause of the crash.


At one point, officials said, a passenger in the car was trapped inside. Doug Buchanan, a D.C. fire department spokesman, said the passenger was taken to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Metro spokesman Dan Stessel said 17 people were on the bus at the time of the collision. He said four people, including the driver of the bus, were being treated for injuries that were not life-threatening.