3 crashes snarl area roads during Thursday-morning commute

10 people were transported to hospitals after a multivehicle crash on southbound D.C. 295 early Thursday morning. (Courtesy DC Fire and EMS)
Ten people were transported to hospitals after a multivehicle crash on southbound D.C. 295 early Thursday morning. (Courtesy DC Fire and EMS)

After the crash was cleared on D.C. 295, serious delays remained. (WTOP/Nick Iannelli)
After the crash was cleared on D.C. 295, serious delays remained. (WTOP/Nick Iannelli)

Ten people were transported to hospitals after a multivehicle crash on southbound D.C. 295 early Thursday morning. (Courtesy Tyrone Skeen/DDOT)
Ten people were transported to hospitals after a multivehicle crash on southbound D.C. 295 early Thursday morning. (Courtesy Tyrone Skeen/DDOT)

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10 people were transported to hospitals after a multivehicle crash on southbound D.C. 295 early Thursday morning. (Courtesy DC Fire and EMS)
After the crash was cleared on D.C. 295, serious delays remained. (WTOP/Nick Iannelli)
Ten people were transported to hospitals after a multivehicle crash on southbound D.C. 295 early Thursday morning. (Courtesy Tyrone Skeen/DDOT)

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.

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