Police ID woman killed in Northwest DC crash

A woman was killed in a three-car crash in Northwest D.C. on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019. (Courtesy D.C. Fire and EMS)

Police have identified a Northeast D.C. woman killed in a three-vehicle crash in Northwest Tuesday afternoon.

Teresa Larnell Channelder, 35, of Northeast died, D.C. police said Wednesday morning.

Channelder was pronounced dead on the scene.

Police said she was driving fast, going northbound on Blair Road in Northwest, when she sideswiped a white 2014 Acura and then crashed head-on into a 2008 GMC pickup truck at Blair Road and Aspen Street just before 2 p.m.

A man and a child who were in the Volvo were taken to the hospital with serious injuries. The man driving the pickup sustained critical injuries.

Regular traffic in the area resumed a little before 9 p.m.

Below is a map of the area where the crash happened.

EDITOR’S NOTE: An earlier version of this story indicated the incorrect gender of one of the injured people.

Colleen Kelleher

Colleen Kelleher is an award-winning journalist who has been with WTOP since 1996. Kelleher joined WTOP as the afternoon radio writer and night and weekend editor and made the move to WTOP.com in 2001. Now she works early mornings as the site's Senior Digital Editor.

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