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Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 01/ 3/2010

Car found in Rock Creek, 1 dead

By Robert Pierre

UPDATE: D.C. fire crews had to break their way into the ice-laden vehicle Sunday morning to get to Joshua A. Kuhlman, authorities said. Within twenty minutes, they had Kuhlman, who was unresponsive, out of the car and en route to the hospital. He was pronounced dead Sunday afternoon.

Police said they still aren't sure how or even when Kuhlman's car ended up in Rock Creek. D.C. fire spokesman Pete Piringer said there were no witnesses to the crash. A jogger passing by the area of the creek around P Street NW just after 10 a.m. Sunday spotted the car and alerted authorities.

--By Matt Zapotosky and Josh White

UPDATE: Police said the lone occupant of the car has died. He is identified as Joshua A. Kuhlman, 22, of Arlington, Va.

Our earlier post:

Police found at one person in a car that was overturned in a frozen waterway in Northwest Sunday morning, authorities said. Police initially said there was at least one dead but have since backed off that report.

Just before 11 a.m., D.C. fire rescue crews were called to Rock Creek Parkway just south of P Street for the report of a car overturned in the water, authorities said. The caller told dispatchers the vehicle might be difficult to find because only one wheel was visible, said Sgt. David Schlosser, a U.S. Park Police spokesman.

Schlosser said one adult male was transported to the hospital in "grave" condition. Schlosser said the car was significantly iced over, meaning it had been in the waterway for some time.
— Matt Zapotosky

By Robert Pierre  | January 3, 2010; 11:34 AM ET
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