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Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 03/15/2011

Person trapped in vehicle after Beltway accident

Prince George’s Fire and EMS are on the scene of a multi-vehicle accident in Temple Hills where one person was reportedly trapped in a vehicle.

Mark Brady, spokesman for the county fire department, said authorities received several calls about 3:45 p.m. Tuesday reporting that there had been an accident on the inner loop of the Capital Beltway at Branch Avenue. Callers told officials that there were at least three vehicles — a tractor trailer, a box truck and a pick-up truck involved in the accident.

Brady said a heavy duty rescue squad was working to extricate the person trapped in the vehicle.

A large contingent of rescuers and their equipment are on the scene and in lanes in both the inner and outer loops, Brady said. Expect traffic delays in the area.

By Washington Post editors  |  04:17 PM ET, 03/15/2011

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