WASHINGTON - There is new information in a fatal crash last March involving a D.C. fire engine.
Deangelo Green was killed when his car was T-boned on Rhode Island Avenue in Northeast D.C. by Engine 26 as it was responding to a call.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office said it has "thoroughly investigated the crash" and determined the firefighter behind the wheel of Engine 26 that day will not be facing any criminal charges. However, this is not the end of the case.
The D.C. Police Department’s Major Crash division is preparing a report on the crash. According to a source familiar with the investigation, fault may be found with both drivers.
On March 9 just after noon, Green entered the intersection at 12th Street and Rhode Island Avenue when he was broadsided by Engine 26, which was responding to a call. Green's car was demolished and ended up on the sidewalk next to a brick wall.
At the scene, D.C. Fire and EMS Chief Gregory Dean told reporters that the engine had the green light.
However, as the investigation began, police learned the camera on the front of the engine did not record the crash because its memory card had been removed.
In addition, as FOX 5 first reported, the engine involved in the fatal crash is the same engine that had smashed into a D.C. police cruiser when its brakes failed in 2015.
The fire department put that engine back in service and changed the number from 28 to 26.
Green was a father of six children. His wife T'Anita Coles-Green worked for the D.C. government in traffic control. They were married for two years, but had known each other since they were 14 years old.
She said she learned of the crash when she was summoned to the intersection to direct traffic.
D.C. police are expected to issue a final report within two weeks.
Meanwhile, the driver of the fire engine is back on the job, but is not allowed to drive.