Seven people were injured and a section of the Outer Loop of the Capital Beltway was closed after a crash Sunday night near Chevy Chase, Maryland, officials said.
Montgomery County Fire and Rescue spokesman Pete Piringer said all lanes between Georgia Avenue and Connecticut Avenue were initially blocked but have since been reopened.
One person involved in the crash was characterized as a “trauma” patient, Piringer said, and six others have non-life threatening injuries.
Chevy Chase: I-495/Beltway Outer Loop before Connecticut Ave (#33) all lanes blocked at the accident. Listen live to WTOP’s latest traffic reports every 10 minutes on the 8s. https://t.co/aESgy6FEFU #dctraffic
— WTOP Traffic (@WTOPtraffic) October 19, 2020
ICYMI (745p) OL I495 Beltway Between Georgia Avenue and Connecticut Avenue, prior to Connecticut Ave, @MCFRS_EMIHS transported 7 people, incl 1 adult trauma & several children (NLT), multiple vehicles https://t.co/RvetdWqiA3 pic.twitter.com/S9kez3fw9g
— Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) October 19, 2020
Details of the crash are unclear. Piringer said multiple cars were involved.
Stay with WTOP for updates to this developing story.