1 Dead After Car Slams Into Utility Pole in NE

Police have identified the man who was killed when his slammed into a utility pole in Northeast Washington Friday morning.

Deandre Hamlin, 27, of Southeast Washington was traveling westbound on Benning Road NE when he lost control and crashed into a telephon pole about 2:30 a.m.

Police say Hamlin died at the scene. 

Benning Road was closed for several hours between Oklahoma Avenue and Interstate 295, but it has since reopened. 

The cause of the crash is under investigation. 

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