- The Washington Times - Sunday, August 5, 2007


Three killed in vehicle crash

Three men were killed early yesterday after their sport utility vehicle ran a red light, was struck broadside and flipped several times, police say.

The accident occurred in the 5400 block of East Capitol Street at about 5 a.m., said Sgt. Joe Gentile, a Metropolitan Police Department spokesman.

The three men, traveling in a 1997 GMC Yukon, reportedly were racing another vehicle and ran a red light at 53rd Street when they were hit by a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer, Sgt. Gentile said. The Yukon hit a tree, struck another car and flipped repeatedly before coming to rest on its roof.

Sgt. Gentile said the front-seat passenger, Kwan Cavanaugh, 28, of the 1300 block of First Street Northwest, was transported to a hospital but died from his injuries. The driver of the Yukon, Corey Williams, 24, of the 500 block of Wilson Ridge Drive in Oxon Hill; and the rear-seat passenger, Darryl Taylor Jr., 25, of the 1200 block of G Street Southeast, were found dead at the scene.

No charges were filed against the driver of the Trailblazer.

Police were investigating the accident.



AmRhein markets rare ice wine

A cold front has produced a rare, pricey Virginia vintage: ice wine.

Last month, AmRhein Wine Cellars started marketing the sweet dessert wine in half bottles at $45 each. The price of the wine pressed while the grapes are frozen reflects a rare vintage for Virginia.

Ice wines are typically made in the cooler climates of the Northeast and Canada, and are harvested in the late fall to early winter. Wine specialists say the production as far south as Virginia is an anomaly.

The below-freezing temperatures help concentrate the natural sweetness and acidity of the grapes and more time on the vine allows for more mature flavors.

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