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Death Toll Rises in Crash, Mayor Says

Mayor Adrian M. Fenty said tonight that the death toll in the Red Line crash has risen to six.

"That is still a working number," he said. The scene of the collision between Takoma and Fort Totten has not been cleared.

"The D.C. Fire Department continues to take the lead," the mayor said. "It's going to be a few hours before they can go through ... all of the wreckage."

By Robert Thomson  |  June 22, 2009; 8:33 PM ET
 | Tags: Fenty, Red Line collision, crash  
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For family members seeking info on injured victims of the crash: CALL 311. This is the District government's non-emergency information #. A hot line has been set up. Various agencies of the DC govt. are coordinating an effort to track patients at the various hospitals and provide family members with info as to their location.

Posted by: nan_lynn | June 22, 2009 8:44 PM | Report abuse

the accident time was more like 415 pm. I usually catch that train from work at WRAMC. I missed it today and boarded the 412 at Tacoma. The accident had just occurred minutes earlier. Riders had no idea anything had happened. We were told trains were running slow because of a earlier disabled train at Woodley Park. That was a lie.

Posted by: chazzi44 | June 22, 2009 10:26 PM | Report abuse

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