Two Killed During Police Pursuit in Washington, D.C.

A minivan struck a tree, and tumbled onto a police cruiser before sliding off.

Two people were killed and two Metropolitan police officers and another person were injured in a crash that occurred during a chase in Washington, D.C. early Sunday morning.

All three occupants of the van were ejected. A 19-year-old and another adult man died while a 17-year-old is in very critical condition, according to

The incident started about 3 a.m. when officers received calls about people shooting from the minivan.

Officers spotted the minivan and gave chase, bringing them to Taylor Street.

Commander James Crane told reporters: "When the suspect vehicle crested the hill, he lost control and hit a tree. The speed he was going made him lose control. How fast we don't know."

Two other officers responding to the scene, coming in the opposite direction stopped when they saw the minivan hit the tree. That's when the minivan started tumbling toward them. The minivan landed on top of the police cruiser and slid off, the station reported.

The officers were taken to the hospital and are expected to be okay.


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