Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Kenneth Edward Morris, Jr, homicide by vehicle. Memorial in the 4100 block of East Capitol Street SE DC

This large memorial to Mr. Kenneth Edward Morris Jr., is along a well-traveled area of East Capitol Street SE, Washington DC. May he and his family know peace.

From a DC police report: Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Major Crash Unit are investigating a fatal traffic accident that occurred on Friday, December 23, 2016, at approximately 7:20 pm. Members of the First District observed a 2008 Lexus IS 250 in the First District area, that was stolen in an Armed Robbery that occurred on Wednesday, December 21, 2016, in the 1400 block of A Street SE, Washington DC (CCN: 16-215-415). The officers activated their emergency equipment and followed the vehicle into the 4100 block of East Capitol Street SE. The stolen Lexus was traveling at a high rate of speed eastbound on East Capitol Street SE, when it struck the rear of a 2006 Nissan Altima, that was also traveling east bound on East Capitol Street SE.  The impact caused the Nissan to spin and strike a tree and continued eastbound until it struck a Honda Fit. The impact caused the Honda to strike a Ford Expedition. The occupants of the Lexus fled on foot towards 45th Street and Benning Road NE. A foot pursuit ensued and officers apprehended the driver of the stolen Lexus. The two other suspects made good their escape.

The driver of the Nissan Altima was transported with life threatening injuries to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.  The decedent has been identified as Kenneth Edward Morris, Jr., 31, of Southeast DC. The driver of the Honda was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  The driver of the Ford did not require medical treatment at the scene.
The driver of the stolen Lexus, David Mclane, 17, of Southeast DC, was arrested and charged as an adult with Murder Two.

Thank you to Moises Gomez for his help documenting this memorial.




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