A fatal three-car crash closed a portion of the Clara Barton Parkway in Maryland for over 5 hours early Sunday morning.
The crash happened about 4:20 a.m. Sunday in the area of Little Falls Bridge just before the D.C. line. WTOP Traffic reported that traffic was routed away from the crash until just before 10 a.m.
One of the cars went down a ditch and came to rest on its side.
One person, who suffered traumatic injuries in the crash, has died, according to fire department spokesman Pete Piringer. Another person, with injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening, was taken to the hospital.
Another person was evaluated at the scene of the crash but didn’t want to go to the hospital.
ICYMI (3/20 ~420a) Clara Barton Parkway @MontgomeryCoMD just prior to DC line. 3 vehicle collision with fatality. @MCFRS_EMIHS evaluated 1 patient w/ LT traumatic injury & transported 1 adult w/ NLT injury, 1 other patient was evaluated & refused transport. US Park PD on scene https://t.co/DhFQcLO1Pc pic.twitter.com/dhI7WIRkmT
— Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) March 20, 2022
U.S. Park Police officers and Montgomery County Fire personnel are investigating the crash.
— WTOP Traffic (@WTOPtraffic) March 20, 2022
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