FINAL: Tractor Trailer Crash with Injury. I-495 EB (IL) past MD-185 (Exit 33). Montgomery County, MD. Incident clear and all travel lanes are reopened. Inner Loop delays remain, beginning before MD-187.— MATOC Alerts (@MATOC) May 22, 2020
He said the truck was carrying pallets of test tubes and that a hazmat team was brought in to clean up some fuel that spilled onto the roadway. The crash happened around 5:20 a.m., and the roadway still had three lanes closed at 11 a.m., with one lane getting by. Around noon, all lanes of the roadway reopened.
The cause of the crash wasn’t immediately known. But Piringer said traffic was lighter than normal and that some drivers are speeding. Combined with rainy weather, that factor could have contributed to the crash, but it is not known at this time, he said.
IL I495 Beltway near Connecticut Avenue, Chevy Chase, jackknifed tractor trailer overturned cab, driver severely pinned in vehicle, active fuel spill/leak, @MCFRS_EMIHS evaluating serious Traumatic injury (pinned driver), All lanes blocked https://t.co/vd9Wpg6fs2 pic.twitter.com/2QLkVXQt8Z— Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) May 22, 2020