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Southeast D.C. crash victim identified; driver charged

D.C. police have identified the woman who died in a fatal crash in Southeast Washington on Monday night that left four children injured.

Mary Elizabeth Wimbush, 37, of Southeast Washington died in the 3600 block of Alabama Ave. SE after the car she was driving was struck head-on by a van heading in the opposite direction, police said. Investigators said the driver of the van, Ajene Jones, 34, of no fixed address crossed the double-yellow line and has been charged with involuntary manslaughter.

Wimbush, who was pinned in the car, was removed by D.C. firefighters and airlifted to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead about an hour later. A 2-year-old girl who was thrown from the car and the three other children were taken to Children’s Hospital in critical condition.

--Theola Labbé-DeBose

By Theola Labbé-DeBose  |  April 20, 2010; 1:49 PM ET
Categories:  The District , Theola Labbé-DeBose , Traffic Accidents  
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