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2 Dead After Pickup Hits Bicyclist, Fireworks Stand in Northeast DC: Police

At around 5:30 p.m., a truck traveling north on Minnesota Avenue ran the red light and struck a bicyclist in the crosswalk.

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Two men were killed Saturday in Northeast D.C. after a pickup truck hit a bicyclist and fireworks stand, police said.

At around 5:30 p.m., a pickup traveling north on Minnesota Avenue ran a red light and struck a bicyclist in the crosswalk, Assistant Chief Wilfredo Manlapaz said.

After the driver struck the bicyclist, the car careened off into a fireworks stand at the corner of Nannie Helen Burroughs and Minnesota Avenue.

The bicyclist and a man that was working at the stand were pronounced dead at the scene. Their names have not been revealed.

Preliminary, police believe the driver was suffering from some type of medical emergency, but an investigation is still underway, Manlapaz said.

The Metropolitan Police Department shared an image of the "major crash scene" that showed a destroyed tent, fencing and other debris scattered across the floor.


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The driver and a passenger of the pickup are at a local hospital, Manlapaz said. Their condition is not known.

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