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Woman killed after fleeing vehicle crashes into her stopped vehicle on BW Parkway

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Posted at 11:23 AM, Jun 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-26 11:19:58-04

GREENBELT, Md. — A woman was killed on Baltimore-Washington Parkway after a fleeing car crashes into her vehicle.

On Monday, at around 9:10 p.m., units were notified by the United States Park Police Communications that a car that was fleeing from the Metropolitan Police Department was traveling north on the BW Parkway. USPP units responded to northbound BW Parkway at I-495 and found a serious traffic crash.

According to the investigation, a vehicle was traveling at high speed north on the parkway at the ramp to the inner loop of 495, when it struck the back of a vehicle that was stopped on the right shoulder.

The female occupant of the stopped vehicle, 27-year-old Brittany Burks, was pronounced dead on the scene. The driver and only occupant of the striking vehicle, 24-year-old Darnell Basset, of Northeast DC, was transported by helicopter with serious injuries and is currently in custody. Investigators are still attempting to make contact with the next of kin.

This accident remains under investigation by the U.S. Park Police Criminal Investigation Division and Traffic Safety Unit, so detectives are asking anyone who may have witnessed anything prior to the crash to contact CIB Tip Line at (202) 610-8737 or contact US Park Police Communications at (202) 610-7500.