Police: Juvenile killed in 2-car crash that shut down Suitland Parkway

A juvenile was killed in a two-car crash that kept a portion of the Suitland Parkway near the D.C.-Maryland state line closed for several hours early Sunday morning, according to local officials.

U.S. Park Police said the crash happened around 1:30 a.m. Sunday. Outside of the juvenile who died, six other people suffered non-life threatening injuries as a result of the crash.

The crash shut down the parkway in both directions until around 7:45 a.m.

WTOP Traffic reported the Suitland Parkway was closed between Naylor Road and Stanton Road for over 5 hours Sunday morning.

During that time, U.S. Park Police said eastbound traffic was diverted to Alabama Avenue. Westbound traffic was diverted to Naylor Road.

Below is a map of the area:

WTOP’s Jessica Kronzer and Matthew Delaney contributed to this report.

Andrew Alsbrooks

Andrew Alsbrooks is an Associate Producer at WTOP. Prior to joining WTOP, Andrew worked for NBC Washington and he currently works at NBC Sports Washington from time to time. Finding the “why” in every story is what drives him to put his best foot forward on any topic that faces him.

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