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A Waldorf woman was killed Friday afternoon in Washington, D.C., when her minivan collided with an ambulance, flipped over and caught fire with her trapped inside.
Christina Latrice King, 31, was traveling in the 1200 block of Southern Avenue in Southeast Washington around 2:35 p.m. when her 2003 Dodge Caravan struck the rear of a Honda Accord several times, according to the Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia.
The collision pushed the Accord out of the travel lane. The minivan continued and rear-ended a D.C. ambulance before flipping onto its roof and catching fire.
District fire and emergency personnel responded and extinguished the fire. They found King’s body inside. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
The collision also pushed the ambulance into the rear of a Chevrolet Avalanche. Five other people involved in the accident were taken to local hospitals to be treated for injuries that were not life-threatening.
Detectives with the department’s Major Crash Unit are investigating.