1 critical in crash that closed northbound lanes on I-295 in DC

One person is in critical condition following a crash on the northbound lanes of I-295 in the District.

D.C. Fire and EMS said a second person is being evaluated.

Authorities said the crash happened when a car struck the rear of a trash truck and caught fire around 11 a.m. before the 11th Street exit.

The incident closed all northbound lanes, but they reopened around 1 p.m. Traffic was being diverted onto Malcolm X Avenue.

Get the latest traffic conditions from the WTOP Traffic Center.

Will Vitka

William Vitka is a Digital Editor and reporter for WTOP.com. He's been in the news industry for over a decade. Before joining WTOP, he worked for CBS News, Stuff Magazine, The New York Post and wrote a variety of books—about a dozen of them, with more to come.

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