Truck driver identified in fatal Beltway crash

Damaree Sanders, 33, of Raford, North Carolina, died in a crash Sunday on the Beltway, the Virginia State Police said. (Courtesy Virginia State Police)

The Virginia State Police on Monday identified the driver of the truck who died in a crash that tied up the Inner Loop of the Beltway for hours on Sunday.

Damaree Sanders, 33, of Raford, North Carolina, died in the single-vehicle crash near the Georgetown Pike exit at around 6 a.m., the state police said.

Sanders ran off the road, hit a guardrail and then a pole, the police said. He died at the scene.

Traffic was slowed to varying degrees for around 12 hours.

Rick Massimo

Rick Massimo came to WTOP, and to Washington, in 2012 after having lived in Providence, R.I., since he was a child. He's the author of "A Walking Tour of the Georgetown Set" and "I Got a Song: A History of the Newport Folk Festival."

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