Washington, DC – Detectives from the United States Park Police (USPP), Criminal Investigations Branch, are investigating a three car vehicle crash which occurred NB George Washington Memorial Parkway in the area of the 1st Overlook.
On Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at approximately 4:43 pm units from USPP District Two responded for the report of a motor vehicle crash with one victim trapped. Fireboard and EMS personnel arrived on scene and extricated the trapped operator identified as Michael Alan Poling of Vienna, Virginia from the vehicle. Mr. Poling was transported by USPP Eagle 1 to Medstar where he later succumbed to his injuries.
Preliminary investigation reveals that a black BMW traveling in the left lane SB on the GW Parkway in the area of the 1st Overlook crossed over the grass median into oncoming traffic of the NB GW Parkway lanes. The BMW entered the travel lane of a Hyundai SUV Mr. Poling was operating striking it head on and additionally struck a Honda traveling in the left lane of NB GW Parkway.
The operator of the BMW was transported to GW Hospital by ambulance with non-life threatening injuries but was held for observation.
The Criminal Investigations Branch is asking for the assistance of commuters that were traveling SB on the GW Parkway that witnessed the crash or that may have information. Anyone with information is asked to call the United States Park Police Tip Line at 202-610-8737.