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Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Major Crash Unit are investigating a traffic fatality which occurred in the intersection of 11th and U Streets, NW.
On Thursday, May 16, 2013 at approximately 10:05 am, a Nissan Altima was traveling east bound on U Street in the center lane towards 11th Street. Upon entering the intersection at 11th Street he struck a bicycle that had entered the intersection traveling south bound on 11th Street. The bicyclist was not wearing a helmet at the time of the collision.
The bicyclist, 50-year-old Andre Brands was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.
The driver of the Nissan Altima did not sustain any injuries.
This case is currently under investigation.