All lanes of the Capital Beltway’s outer loop in Maryland have reopened Wednesday after a fatal crash that involved an SUV headed in the wrong direction on the highway.
The driver of the Buick was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The driver was not immediately identified, pending the notification of relatives.
According to a preliminary investigation, the driver of the Lincoln Navigator was the one traveling the wrong way on 495. The operator of the Buick SUV was pronounced deceased on-scene.— MD State Police (@MDSP) June 8, 2022
Delays are abating, officials said, and traffic is being diverted in the area.
UPDATE: Crash with Injury. I-95/495 NB (Outer Loop) at MD-214 (Exit 15). Prince George's County, MD. 3 right lanes remain blocked. 1 left lane open. Outer Loop delays remain, beginning near MD-5. Inner Loop rubbernecking delays are dissipating.— MATOC Alerts (@MATOC) June 8, 2022