Woman dies in Rock Creek Parkway car crash

A heavily damaged car lays near the bike trail off Rock Creek Parkway after an accident Sunday afternoon. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)

A woman is dead after a car crash on Rock Creek Parkway Sunday in Northwest D.C.

The accident occurred after 5 p.m. Sunday on the southbound lanes in the area of Beach Drive near the William Howard Taft Bridge.

U.S. Park Police officers arrived at the scene to find the car, heavily damaged, off the road and resting near the bike trail. WTOP’s Dave Dildine reported that the car went through a railing before stopping.

Police said only the female driver was in the car at the time of the accident.

She was pronounced dead at the scene. Her identity was not revealed.

The parkway was closed between Beach Drive and Massachusetts Avenue as police investigated the accident.

Below is a map of where the accident took place.

Jose Umana

José Umaña is a digital editor for WTOP. He’s been working as a journalist for almost a decade, covering local news, education and sports. His work has appeared in The Prince George’s Sentinel, The Montgomery Sentinel, Orlando Sentinel, PressBox and The Diamondback.

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