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All lanes on Capital Beltway’s outer loop in Md. reopen; one dead in crash

Police said they’re investigating the fatal crash that involved an SUV headed in the wrong direction

Traffic backups on the Beltway’s outer loop at Route 214 in Prince George’s County after a crash. (Maryland Department of Transportation)
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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.

Maryland state police said on Twitter that an initial investigation found that the driver of a Lincoln Navigator was driving “the wrong way” on the Beltway, heading south in the northbound lanes, and struck a Buick SUV. One of the vehicles was on fire when police arrived.

The driver of the Buick was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The driver was not immediately identified, pending the notification of relatives.

Delays are abating, officials said, and traffic is being diverted in the area.

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