WASHINGTON — A trio of crashes on major roadways in the District, Maryland and Virginia made Thursday a rough morning for the area’s commuters before the sun was even up.
The apparently worst crash was a multivehicle accident that closed southbound D.C. 295 after Burroughs Avenue from about 6 a.m. to about 7 a.m. Traffic was being diverted onto the Kenilworth Avenue service roadway, then back onto 295.
D.C. Fire and EMS says they’ve taken 10 people from the scene to hospitals — one with potentially life-threatening injuries and one with serious injuries.
Earlier in the morning, an overturned Jeep forced the closure of all but one lane of eastbound I-66 in Virginia, before U.S. 50, from about 5:45 a.m. until nearly 6:30.
And in Maryland, a crash and fire that killed one person and injured at least one more closed the Clara Barton Parkway between the Chain Bridge and the Glen Echo turnaround from shortly after 1 a.m. to a little after 6 a.m.