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Driver killed on ATV was not wearing helmet

A 23-year-old Hyattsville man was killed when he was thrown from an all-terrain vehicle in Southeast Washington.

According to D.C. police, at about 6 p.m. Sunday, Michael Allen Brown was riding on a 2005 Yamaha four-wheel off-road vehicle in a grassy area near Oxon Run Park and the 900 block of Valley Avenue Southeast. Brown tried to enter the roadway when the vehicle struck a curb and a utility pole. Brown, who was not wearing a helmet, was tossed from the four-wheeler and sustained severe head trauma.

The incident is under investigation.

9:30 Club employee dies from injury in April accident

The driver in a one-vehicle crash on a rain-slicked road in Northwest Washington a week ago has died from his injuries, D.C. police said.

The accident happened April 30, about 1:30 a.m. The weather was rainy and the street was wet, police said.

According to D.C. Police, 38-year-old Paul Henry Rondelli, of Brentwood, was trying to turn onto Fifth Street Northwest from Harvard Street when he lost control of the SUV.

The 2001 Dodge Durango struck several objects and overturned. Rondelli had to be extracted from the SUV by D.C. firefighters, and taken to a hospital.

Rondelli, who worked nearby at the 9:30 Club, died from his injuries Sunday. The case remains under investigation.

Body that of missing airport traveler

The body of an 83-year-old grandmother who disappeared from the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport on Friday has been found at nearby Gravelly Point, authorities said.

Victoria Kong, of Gaithersburg, was last seen Friday evening leaving the airport on foot, walking along a paved trail for hikers and bicycles. The body was found by searchers on Monday afternoon.

Kong's family says they were waiting for her to be escorted off the flight by wheelchair, but she never showed up. Granddaughter Alexandria Anderson says Kong was showing early signs of dementia.

-Scott McCabe

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