DC woman charged with murder in Rock Creek Parkway crash that killed 3

The driver in a crash on Rock Creek Parkway in March that killed three people has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder.

U.S. Park Police announced the arrest Monday and identified the driver as Nakita Marie Walker, 43, of D.C.

According to U.S. Park Police, Walker was fleeing a traffic stop when she crashed a Lexus SUV into a Honda Accord carrying three men in a ride-share in the early hours on March 15.

Mohamed Kamara, 42, of Burtonsville, Maryland; and Arlington, Virginia, residents Jonathan Cabrera Mendez, 23, and Olvin Torres Velasquez, 22, all died at the scene of the crash. Kamara’s family said he was a Lyft driver and was taking Mendez and Velasquez home to Arlington.

Walker and a male passenger both suffered serious injuries and were taken to the hospital after the crash.

The Lexus that Walker was driving had 44 unpaid speed camera tickets at the time of the crash, totaling $12,300, according to the D.C. Department of Motor Vehicles. Of the unpaid tickets, 28 were listed for speeding, and one is for running a red light.

David Andrews

No stranger to local news, David Andrews has contributed to DCist, Greater Greater Washington and was fellow at Washingtonian Magazine. He worked as a photo/videographer for University of Maryland's Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.

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