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Breaking News: Student dies in car accident

Updated: 1/19/04 7:05 PM

AU student Andrew Burr was killed in a car accident Sunday night at the intersection of Wisconsin Avenue and Edmunds Street, near the Naval Observatory.

The Washington Post reported that a Subaru Outback, driven by Shelly Wentworth, 22, of 26th Street NW, ran into the back of a Buick Riviera carrying Burr, 20, and four other people - all of which are AU students.

Burr and Kyle Bastanchury, 24, were taken to George Washington University Hospital while the other passengers were transported to Georgetown University Hospital. Bastanchury is in serious, but stable, condition, MPD told the Post. Ahmed Nzibo, 21, the son of the Kenyan Ambassador, was in the vehicle but had only minor injuries, the D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services said to the Post.

Wentworth has been charged with involuntary manslaughter and driving while intoxicated by D.C. Superior Court after having a blood alcohol level of .13, .05 above the legal limit. She was released on bond Monday afternoon but faces trial Feb. 6, according to WUSA 9 News. She is a recent graduate of Georgetown University and works at Clyde's in Georgetown, WUSA reported.

Burr was an international student from England, according to Julie Weber, executive director of Housing and Dining Programs.


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