Update from MPD:
“I understand the reader reported the multi-vehicle crash was related to a police pursuit, however that is not the case.
One vehicle struck several other vehicles and then struck a parked vehicle.
At this time, two people have been transported to area hospitals.
The incident is being investigated, preliminary information suggests that the driver may have experienced a medical emergency.”
A reader reports:
“Just a heads up – I live on 14th and East Capitol SE. Around 1030 this morning, there was a loud “woooosh” sound that I thought was strange, but just the wind. Turns out, while a funeral was going on and many older parishioners were exiting the church, there was a stolen car leading police on a high speed chase. The driver of the vehicle lost control of the car at 14th and East Capitol, crashing into 4 other cars. The driver was taken to the hospital, and it appears that no one was seriously injured.”
Alert DC tweeted:
“MPD reports that the 1300 Blk. of East Capitol St SE is also closed in reference to the accident at 14th and E. Capitol SE.”