Woman Killed in Head-On Crash in Southeast DC

The 43-year-old victim was the passenger in a sedan that was hit head-on by a pickup truck

A woman was killed in a car crash in Southeast D.C. early Sunday after another driver crashed into the car she was riding in head-on, police say. Two other people are seriously hurt.

Talata Williams, of Southeast D.C., died after she was hurt in a crash about 12:30 a.m. Sunday on the 2400 block of Good Hope Road SE, D.C. police said Monday. Williams was 43.

Williams was riding in a Honda Accord headed east on Good Hope Road, less than a half-mile northwest of the Skyland Town Center development, when the driver of a Dodge pickup truck headed the opposite direction crossed over the double yellow lines.

The Dodge hit the Honda head-on, pushing it several feet. The force of the crash horrifically mangled the hood of the sedan, video footage from the scene shows.

Medics arrived and pronounced Williams dead. 

The drivers of both the Honda and the Dodge were taken to hospitals for serious injuries, police said. 

No information was released immediately on a possible cause of the crash. The D.C. police department's Major Crash Investigations Unit has the case. 


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Anyone with information on the crash is asked to call police at 202-727-9099.

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