Woman dies in morning crash on I-270 in Maryland

A driver was killed on Interstate 270 Tuesday morning after losing control of her red Scion and striking a concrete barrier near the Shady Grove exit in Montgomery County, according to the Maryland State Police. No one else was injured.

The wreck occurred about 5:15 a.m. The main southbound lanes were closed while troopers investigated the scene. Local lanes stayed open.

All lanes were reopened by 7:55 a.m., said Cpl. Cameron Gibson, a trooper at the state police Rockville barracks.

Officials said they would release the driver’s name when they are sure her family has been notified.

Dan Morse covers courts and crime in Montgomery County. He arrived at the paper in 2005, after reporting stops at the Wall Street Journal, Baltimore Sun and Montgomery (Ala.) Advertiser, where he was a Pulitzer Prize finalist. He is the author of The Yoga Store Murder.

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