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Vehicle Crashes Into DC Building, Causing Structural Damage

No one was injured in the vacant retail space in the H Street NE area

A silver vehicle crashed through the exterior of a downtown D.C. building, plowing through bricks and drywall before coming to rest halfway inside.
DC Fire & EMS

A vehicle crashed through the exterior of a D.C. building Monday, plowing through bricks and drywall before coming to rest halfway inside.

No one was injured in the vacant retail space at 6th and H streets NE. The driver fled the scene, a police spokesman said.

Images shared on Twitter by D.C. Fire & EMS show the silver vehicle, which appeared to be an SUV, with a popped hood and opened rear gate.

The front half of the vehicle was inside the structure amid a pile of bricks, what appeared to be door or window frames, dust and other debris. Images taken from the outside show the vehicle may have traveled up a couple of exterior stairs before crashing into the building.

The crash happened sometime before 8:45 a.m.

A cave-in task force evaluated the building and confirmed there is structural damage but no further threat of collapse, D.C. Fire & EMS said.

D.C. police are investigating, a police spokesman said.

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