Russ Davies, Internal County Fire Department, John Dome discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News

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Woman is dead after a giant tree fell slicing through her home here on farlow avenue in crofton This happened around 9 o'clock last night The back bedroom's been almost severed from the rest of the home the top half of a chimney now just a pile of bricks on the ground Russ Davies with the internal county fire department says it took about an hour and 45 minutes just to get her free And to secure gas electric there was a possible leak of the refrigerant from the HVAC system and then when they got upstairs they had to secure just be able to make access to a components of the roof had come down the ceiling He says it's believed the strong winds last night led to what he calls an accident or an act of nature with very tragic outcome In Croft and John dome in WTO he knows Traffic deaths in D.C. are at a 14 year high a closer look at the data shows the brunt of them happened in the city's lower income neighborhoods last year There were 40 traffic deaths in the district the most since 2007 The Washington Post examined transportation data and found one in 5 of those fatalities happened in southeast which largely has black residents Washington Post transportation reporter lose losso joined us earlier to talk about why that is These communities are often split by high speed corridors So we have the sunland Parkway For example that leads to communities in southeast We have a lot of commuter routes where speeding is a problem And although they go through neighborhoods this route filled more suburban And people are spitting on the flip side ward three where you'll find the city's whitest and wealthiest neighborhoods did not have any traffic deaths last year Coming up in money news a grocery store a new grocery store and restaurant will open near Amazon's headquarters in Arlington It's 9 23.

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