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Suitland Parkway car crash kills construction worker Travis Jackson

A construction worker was killed in a car accident Wednesday night on Suitland Parkway, according to D.C. police.

As a driver was heading east on the parkway at about 11:25 p.m. near Stanton Road, she lost control of her SUV and hit a parked vehicle with a portable light trailer attached to it, according to police. Authorities said the light trailer then spun, striking the construction worker, who had been standing beside the parked vehicle.

Police identified the construction worker as Travis Jackson, 34, of Alexandria.

The driver of the SUV, a 2002 BMW X5, was taken to a nearby hospital, where she was treated and released, authorities said. Police did not identify the driver.

The incident shut down the parkway in both directions between Firth Sterling Avenue and Stanton Road SE for several hours early Thursday morning, according to a Twitter feed from D.C. police. The feed said shortly after 6 a.m. that all lanes were open again.

The D.C. police Major Crash Unit is investigating the fatal crash.

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