1 dead in Montgomery Co. crash on I-270

One person is dead after a crash on Interstate 270 in Montgomery County, Maryland.

It happened just after 2 a.m. Friday morning in the northbound lanes of I-270 before Middlebrook Road.

Maryland State Police said a Ford Fusion stopped in the middle of interstate when a Kenworth semi-truck slammed into the back of the Ford, killing the driver.

The semi-truck jackknifed after the collision, closing some northbound lanes for a few hours.

There’s no word on why the driver of the Ford stopped on I-270.

The name of the driver has not yet been released, pending notification of next of kin.

Luke Garrett

Luke Garrett is a D.C. native dedicated to journalism. He joined the WTOP newsroom in 2020 after graduating from the University of San Diego, where he studied physics and philosophy.

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