One Dead, Several Injured After Car Smashes Into DC Metrobus


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Emergency crews responded to a fatal vehicle collision with a Metrobus in Washington, D.C., Wednesday afternoon.

One person died and nine were injured. Authorities said a 2010 Nissan Altima smashed into the back of a stopped Metrobus near the intersection of Naylor Road and 2800 Alabama Avenue in southeast D.C. Officials with the D.C. Fire and EMS Department pronounced the driver dead at the scene, suffering massive blunt force trauma injuries. Emergency crews had to extract the passenger, who remained trapped in the vehicle after the collision, reports WJLA.

Officials rushed the passenger to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, but have since updated the person’s condition to non-life threatening.

Authorities identified the deceased Thursday morning as Debra Finley, 57, from Bowie, Md.

Eight passengers on the Metrobus suffered non-life threatening injuries and were also transported to a local hospital for treatment. Police say the Altima, which witnesses said may have been speeding, was traveling north on Naylor Road when it collided with the bus.

Officers with the Metropolitan Police Department’s Major Crash Unit continue to investigate the accident.

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