Family of D.C. man killed in crash with D.C. firetruck hoping for answers

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Police have identified the driver killed in a three-vehicle crash involving a D.C. Fire Department engine on Friday afternoon.

Police say Deangelo Green, 32, of Northeast, DC, was taken to a local hospital where he was pronouncd dead.

According to their preliminary investigation, around 12:15 p.m., a D.C. Fire Department engine was traveling westbound in the 1200 block of Rhode Island Avenue, Northeast, approaching 12th Street, Northeast.

Police say as the Engine entered the intersection of 12th and Rhode Island Avenue, Northeast, it collided with a gold Honda Accord, driven by Green.

The Honda Accord then struck a 2004 Ford Focus, causing the ford to strike a pregnant woman who was on the sidewalk.

DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and rendered aid to the victims and took the pedestrian to a local hospital in stable condition.

Green's wife, T'anita Coles-Green, says she is a traffic controller for the city and was working just a block away due to the accident, but had no idea it involved her husband. 

She looked up the crash and saw her car's tag number.

"They said somebody had died but I didn't know it was him," she said.

T'anita says Green leaves behind six children, between the ages of 16 and just two-years-old.

He was supposed to turn 33 in just a few months, and in July, they would've celebrated their two-year anniversary, though she says she met Green when she was 14.

She says she has not heard from the fire department and wants answers.

"Everyday I gotta wake up without him there, that's a lot, something's gotta be justified for it, somebody's gotta pay, I want justice period," she says.

D.C. Police say their Major Crash Investigations Unit is continuing to investigate the crash.

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