On January 20, 2009, at approximately 5:36 a.m., the United States Park Police were notified of a vehicular crash on Clara Barton Parkway at Lock 6. Initial investigation revealed a Honda Civic and a Ford Explorer travelling in opposite directions collided. The Honda was occupied by one male driver. The Ford was occupied by two male and two female occupants. There is one confirmed fatality. The other persons involved were transported to a local hospital and are being treated for their injuries.
Further investigation revealed the Ford was travelling west on Clara Barton Parkway and crossed over the median, striking the Honda. The deceased, who was the driver of the Honda is identified as 24 year old Joseph Quigley out of Annandale, Virginia. The driver of the Ford is cooperating with authorities.
Clara Barton Parkway is closed in both directions between the Glen Echo turnaround and Chain Bridge Road. All inbound traffic is being diverted onto MacArthur Blvd. All outbound traffic is being diverted onto Chain Bridge.
The United States Park Police Criminal Investigations Branch and the Crash Reconstruction Team is currently investigating the collision. Anyone with information about this incident, please call the United States Park Police, Criminal Investigations Branch on (202) 610-8737.