Man dead after crash on Clara Barton Parkway at DC-Md. state line

A man is dead after a crash on the Clara Barton Parkway on the border between D.C. and Montgomery County, Maryland, early Monday morning.

U.S. Park Police officers responded to reports of a vehicle crashing through a roadside barrier at Little Falls Branch, close to the state line, and tumbling 60 feet down an embankment shortly after midnight Monday.

Murat Siyam, 45, of Rockville, was taken to a hospital for treatment, where he later died of his injuries. He was the sole occupant of the vehicle.

Further investigation revealed that Siyam left the roadway and struck a tree on the west end of the bridge, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Park Police said.

The WTOP Traffic Center reports the Clara Barton Parkway reopened to all traffic around 5:30 a.m. after a five-hour closure for a crash reconstruction and cleanup between the Glenn Echo Turnaround and the Chain Bridge.

For the latest road and traffic conditions, see WTOP’s traffic page or listen to updates every 10 minutes online or on the air at 103.5 FM.

Below is a map of the area:

Alejandro Alvarez

Alejandro Alvarez joined WTOP as a digital reporter and editor in June 2018. He is a writer and photojournalist focusing on politics, political activism and national affairs, with recent multimedia contributions to Reuters, MSNBC and PBS.

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