Two people died and one person is hurt after a Tuesday evening crash involving a D.C. dump truck on Interstate 695, officials say.
The names of the dead were not immediately released, pending notification of their families.
The fiery crash on the roadway also known as Southeast/Southwest Freeway occurred at about 6:45 p.m. in eastbound lanes.
Police say the driver of a 2011 BMW was speeding, lost control and hit a parked D.C. Department of Public Works dump truck. The BMW driver then crossed multiple lanes of traffic and hit a 2004 Toyota MR2 and a barrier. The BMW then caught fire.
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Two people were inside the BMW, and both were pronounced dead, police said.
One person was taken to a hospital with injuries not believed to be life-threatening, and a fourth person was assessed but declined treatment, the fire department said.
Cellphone video by a resident shows a large plume of smoke.
An investigation by the police department’s Major Crash Investigations Unit is underway. Anyone with information is asked to contact police.