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Posted at 09:47 PM ET, 03/16/2011

5-car crash on Outer Loop

Authorities shut down the outer loop of the Capital Beltway in the Rockville area for about 45 minutes Wednesday night, after a multi-car crash.

Maryland State Police troopers responded to the accident on I-495 and Route 355 about 8:30 p.m. Police found several cars crashed, including one that overturned, and a wide field of vehicle debris, authorities said.

Two people were taken to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries, authorities said.

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