WASHINGTON - United States Park Police arrested the driver involved in a deadly March 15 crash on Rock Creek Parkway.
Authorities say Nakita Marie Walker, 43, of Washington, D.C. was arrested Monday and charged with second-degree murder.
Police say the crash happened around 1:40 a.m. on the Parkway near the intersection of P Street in northwest D.C.
According to U.S. Park Police, an officer initiated a traffic stop on a Lexus SUV near the intersection of Virginia Avenue prior to the crash. Officials say a man and a woman were inside the vehicle when the officer tried to pull them over, but the driver refused to stop and fled.
Deadly Rock Creek Parkway Crash
Several minutes later, officials say the SUV collided with a Honda sedan. Three men inside the Honda were killed in the crash. The two adults in the Lexus suffered what were initially reported as non-life-threatening injuries, however, it was later determined that woman was in critical condition.
The three victims who died were identified as Mohamed Kamara, 42, of Burtonsville, Maryland, Jonathan Cabrera Mendez, 23, of Arlington, Virginia, and Olvin Torres Velasquez, 22, of Arlington.
FOX 5 has confirmed that the SUV had 44 outstanding tickets worth $12,300 with the District's Department of Motor Vehicles prior to the crash. According to the D.C. DMV website, 43 of the tickets are for speeding violations, and one of them is for running a red light.