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Posted at 9:18 AM ET, 03/ 1/2011

Woman killed in D.C. tunnel crash

By Allison Klein and Martin Weil
Allison Klein

A woman was killed early Tuesday in a car crash with a Department of Public Works truck that had stopped so workers could do maintenance work in the 3rd Street Tunnel, D.C. police said.

The crash occurred within a few minutes of midnight in the southbound lanes of the tunnel south of the D Street NW ramp, according to police.

A woman driving a Chrysler Sebring crashed into the truck, police said, and later died at a local hospital. Three city workers were also taken to a hospital, where they were being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Authorities have not yet disclosed the identity of the woman who died in the crash. The reasons for the crash are still under investigation.

By Allison Klein and Martin Weil  | March 1, 2011; 9:18 AM ET
Categories:  Allison Klein, Martin Weil, The District, Traffic Accidents, Updates  
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I'm not understandind what happened. They were no orange cones around the workers? Did the truck just stop? Was the lady under the influence? Was it too dark to see the workers? I'm not making any sense of this story.

Posted by: forgetthis | March 1, 2011 11:00 AM | Report abuse

forgetthis -

did you happen to read the part where it said "the reasons for the crash are still under investigation"?

I think the "story" was just to state that it happened and that investigations are ongoing. Make sense now?

Posted by: aaarmstr | March 1, 2011 11:39 AM | Report abuse

What do most DUIs have in common beyond BAC in excess of .08? That's right! Lack of sleep and lack of food.

Stay awake at the wheel!

Posted by: blasmaic | March 1, 2011 12:39 PM | Report abuse

@aarmstr...Well done...Most posters think the initial reporting should include every detail but this takes time....The paper just wants to get the basic info out and will follow-up asap...patience other posters....patience....

Posted by: pentagon40 | March 1, 2011 1:05 PM | Report abuse

They seriously must have added those last statements after I posted.

Posted by: forgetthis | March 1, 2011 2:22 PM | Report abuse

Were there any warning signs? Any cones? Anything?

Posted by: jckdoors | March 1, 2011 2:37 PM | Report abuse

What is wrong with you people that you make nasty assumptions that she was at fault somehow... Drinking etc. You ought to be ashamed of yourself for making assumptions.
She was a lovely young woman who just graduated college and was working two jobs. On her way home from her second job. This is a sad tragedy and a dear daughter sister friend is now gone... I was lucky enough to know her. May she rest in peace

Posted by: DCer4 | March 1, 2011 4:58 PM | Report abuse

This was a terrible tragedy, negative comments should not ever be made- We knew her very well and this was a wonderful young lady and she will be missed, may God bless her and her family.

Posted by: asd13 | March 1, 2011 5:59 PM | Report abuse

Wow it's crazy how everyone is so quick to judge if u don't know anything then shut your mouth. I knew her personally and she will b missed dearly she was a good girl.

Posted by: NtellectGirl | March 2, 2011 11:09 AM | Report abuse

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