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Woman Killed, 3 Hurt in Northwest DC Crash

A 4-year-old child was among those injured

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A woman died and three others, including a 4-year-old child, were critically injured when two cars collided in D.C.'s Takoma neighborhood on Tuesday, fire officials say.

A blue Volvo was speeding on northbound on Blair Road NW about 2 p.m. when it sideswiped an Acura and slammed into a silver GMC pickup truck head-on at the Aspen Street NW intersection, police said.

Teresa Larnell Channelder, 35, of Northeast, died at the scene. Police said Wednesday she was driving the Volvo.

Another woman and the 4-year-old child were passengers in the Volvo and were hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.

The man driving the pickup truck was trapped inside, fire officials said. He was also taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries, police said.

Witnesses told News4 the driver of the blue Volvo was speeding and driving erratically. They said drivers were honking their horns as the Volvo weaved in and out of traffic.

Blair Road was closed at the intersection as police investigated the crash.

Police are asking anyone who knows anything about the crash to call 202-727-9099 or text 50411.

Stay with News4 and NBCWashington.com for updates to this developing story.

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