Washington, DC truck crash kills two people after plowing into fireworks stand

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Washington, DC truck crash kills two people after plowing into fireworks stand

Two people were killed when an out-of-control pickup truck plowed into a fireworks stand in Washington, DC on Saturday afternoon, cops said.

The disaster happened on Minnesota Avenue in the Upper Central Northeast neighborhood after 5:30 p.m., police said at a news conference.

The pickup truck was heading north and ran a red light before crashing into a man on a bike and careening into the roadside fireworks stand and its attendant, according to cops. Both the cyclist and attendant were killed.

Police officials report the driver of the vehicle suffered a medical emergency at the time of the crash.
Police officials report the driver of the vehicle suffered a medical emergency at the time of the crash.
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“At this point, preliminarily, we believe the driver was suffering from some kind of medical emergency, but we’re still investigating,” said Metropolitan Police Department Assistant Chief Wilfredo Manlapaz.

The driver and a passenger were being evaluated at a local hospital, officials said.

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