3 dead in Suitland Parkway crash

FORESTVILLE, Md. — Three people are dead and another hospitalized after a two-vehicle crash and fire that blocked a portion of inbound Suitland Parkway in Prince George’s County, Maryland, Monday morning.

The crash, near the intersection of Forestville Road, prompted the shutdown of Suitland Parkway from Pennsylvania Avenue to Suitland Road, causing delays for commuters heading from Prince George’s County toward the District, until about 8:30 a.m.

According to investigators, one vehicle caught fire. The three fatalities were in that vehicle. The driver of the other vehicle was transported to a hospital.

The heaviest traffic, according to WTOP’s Traffic Center, occurred around 7 a.m. on southbound Pennsylvania Avenue.

The circumstances of the crash and the identities of the victims have not been released.

Follow the latest traffic developments on WTOP’s Traffic page.

The map below shows the area of the crash and the portion of Suitland Parkway closed earlier.

Neal Augenstein

Neal Augenstein has been a reporter at WTOP since 1997. Through the years, Neal has covered many of the crimes and trials that have gripped the region. Neal's been pleased to receive awards over the years for hard news, feature reporting, use of sound and sports.

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