DC firework stand crash kills 2

D.C. police say two people were killed during a crash in Northeast on Saturday. (Courtesy, DC Police)

D.C. police said two people died at the scene of a crash along Minnesota Avenue and Hunt Place in Northeast on Saturday.

At around 5:30 p.m., according to police, a truck was heading Northbound on Minnesota Avenue when the driver ran a red light.

Assistant Chief Wilfredo Manlapaz said the driver was suffering from a medical emergency when the collision occurred — a passenger was inside of the vehicle and the driver was hospitalized.

A preliminary investigation revealed that a male bicyclist was hit first — some distance away from the firework stand. The cyclist and worker at the stand were killed in the crash, according to Manlapaz.

The investigation is ongoing.

Ivy Lyons

Ivy Lyons is a digital journalist for WTOP.com. Since 2018, they have worked on Capitol Hill, at NBC News in Washington, and with WJLA in Washington.

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