Antonio Alvarez-Benitez Died After A Bicycle Accident In DC

1:46 PM, Jan 13, 2013   |    comments
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WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- A DC resident died early Saturday morning after crashing on his bicycle, authorities said. 

DC Police said an officer was flagged down to be notified about an unconscious person on the 700 block of Morton Street, NW.

After an investigation, police determined that 28-year-old Antonio Alvarez-Benitez, of Northwest DC, lost control of his bike after the item he used to tie down his bike became loose and lodged in the front fender, spokes and forks of the bike, police said. 

DC Fire and EMS took Benitez to a local hospital were he died due to his injuries. 

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