Fatal crash on Suitland Parkway

Updated at 7:27 a.m.

As of 7:09 a.m., D.C. Police said all lanes of the Suitland Parkway have re-opened after a fatal accident.

Original post at 6:03 a.m.

A vehicle fatally struck a construction worker on the Suitland Parkway causing the roadway to be shutdown early Thursday morning.

The accident occurred around 11 p.m. Wednesday night when an SUV hit a construction worker, according to D.C. Police. Officials said they did not know if the man was sitting in his truck or standing outside of it at the time of the accident.

The roadway was shutdown in both directions between Firth Sterling Avenue and Stanton Road SE for several hours overnight and into early Thursday morning.

At 6 a.m., two inbound lanes on the parkway had re-opened and the rest of the roadway was expected to re-open shortly, according to a Twitter feed from D.C. Police.

The identity of the man who was killed was not released, pending the notification of his relatives. The driver of the vehicle was taken to an area hospital, police said.

 

Dana Hedgpeth is the Washington Post’s lead reporter in covering the Metro rail and bus systems in the D.C. region and the Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority (WMATA) that runs them.
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