Scene this morning at 6th and Florida

When I went to bed last night WUSA 9 was reporting that one person had died and another one was in critical condition. This morning, there was a backhoe tractor demolishing the house where a SUV crashed into the basement of the house on Florida Ave (LeDroit Park side). Police have blocked off Florida from 7th to 5th Street and the 90 buses are going on S Street.

Update: WUSA 9 has something as does the Washington Post, and I have two slightly related pix here and here.

SUV demolishes LeDroit house

Before heading to bed I was just about to turn off the TV when I saw the news report (WUSA 9)that just a few blocks from my house a SUV (kinda looks like a Jeepy thing) with windows blown out collapsed part of a building at FL and 6th. Good lord, people lived in that house! If it is the house I’m thinking about. I hope I am wrong. But the house across the street is unmistakable, the purple one with the porthole windows.
Maybe there might be more news when I wake up tomorrow.