NBC News Channel 4 reported that September 20, 2008, in Washington, DC, saw four separate serious car crashes that resulted in three deaths in and around the District. In addition to the fatalities, a number of other drivers and passengers involved in the car crashes were severely injured. All four of the accidents occurred in the early morning hours of the day.
In the first accident, a woman driving a car crashed in to a van loaded with seven passengers. The car and van accident happened just before five in the morning at the intersection of Pennsylvania Ave and Alton Street. While the woman in the car suffered severe injuries, one adult van passenger died.
A few hours earlier, another person was killed in a mysterious one-car crash on the 1500 block of Livingston Road in Washington. Authorities are investigating whether the person killed was driving or whether there was another person operating the vehicle at the time of the crash. Livingston Road was shut down for several hours due to the car accident.
At about midnight on the same day, there was another car crash fatality on the 600 block of Old Crane Road. As with the Livingston crash, police officials are still investigating the particulars of what caused the crash and how many people were initially involved in the accident.
Finally, at 4:30 AM, two cars crashed on I-495 just before dawn around Richie Marlboro Road. In this car crash, there were no fatalities, although one victim was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.
The names of the victims were not available, although it was confirmed that none of those killed were juveniles.