Crash on Clara Barton Parkway leaves 2 hospitalized

Two people were hospitalized, one with life-threatening injuries, after a crash early Saturday on the Clara Barton Parkway in Maryland, according to authorities.

U.S. Park Police officers responded to a crash on the roadway east of Route 495 near Cabin John around 12:45 a.m., according to spokesman Sergeant Thomas Twiname.

One person was taken to a nearby hospital with life-threatening injuries. Another adult was transported with non-life-threatening injuries.

According to Montgomery County Fire and EMS public information officer Pete Piringer, one car crashed into a tree and the tree collapsed across the roadway. 

Eastbound traffic is currently being diverted onto I-495 during the crash investigation.

This story is developing. Check back on for updates.

Ciara Wells

Ciara Wells is a freelance digital writer/editor at WTOP. She is a recent graduate of American University where she studied journalism and Spanish. Before joining WTOP, she was the opinion team editor at a student publication and a content specialist at an HBCU in Detroit.

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