Construction Worker Killed in Suitland Parkway Crash

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One person is dead following a crash on the Suitland Parkway in Southeast, D.C. (credit: Kris Ankarlo/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

One person is dead following a crash on the Suitland Parkway in Southeast, D.C. (credit: Kris Ankarlo/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

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Updated: Jan. 16, 2014 2:42 p.m.
Original: Jan. 16, 2014 5:36 a.m.

WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — D.C. Police say a construction worker was killed when an SUV crashed into a work zone on Suitland Parkway in southeast Washington.

The worker was setting up a construction zone on outbound lanes between Firth Sterling Avenue and Stanton Road around 11 p.m. Wednesday, when police say the crashed occurred. Police say a woman driving an SUV crashed into the back of a work truck, which hit the worker, who was standing next to it.

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Police say the worker, 34 year-old Travis Jackson of Alexandria, Va., was pinned between two vehicles and pronounced dead at the scene. The driver was treated and released at a local hospital.

The crash is under investigation.

All lanes of the Suitland Parkway were closed for nearly eight hours due to the crash.

All-News 99.1 WNEW is the only radio station to provide traffic reports every five minutes during rush hour. Lisa Baden and Julie Wright bring you “Traffic and Weather Together” on the 1’s and “Your Beltway Fix on the 6″ exclusively on All-News 99.1.

Check traffic on your route before heading out on the road.

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