Deadly collision on I-270 also snarls traffic

A two-car collision on Interstate 270 in Frederick County killed one person Thursday night, and caused a miles-long backup that continued for hours after the accident.

Maryland State Police said the accident happened around 7:30 p.m. in the northbound lanes of the interstate just before the exit for Route 80, which leads to of the town of Urbana.

No details were available on the person who was killed in the crash, or the circumstances that caused it.

Traffic was backed up to the south as far as Route 121, also known as Clarksburg Road.

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Clarence Williams is the night police reporter for The Washington Post and has spent the better part of 13 years standing next to crime scene tape, riding in police cars or waking officials in the middle of night to gather information about breaking news in and around Washington.

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