Woman killed when hit by several cars on I-495

A woman was struck and killed by several motorists early Saturday after her car crashed into a guardrail on the Washington Beltway in Largo and she got out of her vehicle and walked into the travel lanes, according to Maryland State Police.

Authorities said none of the drivers stopped.

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The outer loop of I-495 near the crash scene was closed for several hours after the 1:45 a.m. accident. Police said all lanes were open by 7:45 a.m. The woman has not been positively identified, police said.

A statement from the Maryland State Police Forestville Barrack says that the woman was driving a blue 2004 Chrysler Sebring when she lost control south of Ritchie Marlboro Road in Prince George’s County. Police said the car struck a median guardrail and stopped on the left shoulder.

Police said the woman, the only occupant of the car, got out “and walked into the roadway of the outer loop of I-495.” She “was struck by several unknown passing motorists,” they said.

The body was injured beyond recognition, police said.
Anyone with information is urged to call the Maryland State Police Forestville Barrack at 301-568-8101.

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