Route 1 reopens after fatal crash in College Park

WASHINGTON — A woman is dead after her car crossed over a median and crashed into a pickup truck in College Park, Maryland.

It happened around 6:45 this morning on Route 1 just inside the Beltway.

Prince George’s County Police said the woman was driving southbound on Route 1 when she struck another car traveling in the same direction. She then crossed over the median into the northbound lane and struck a pickup truck.

Route 1 closed on Saturday morning as an investigation continued, but reopened around noon.

She was pronounced dead at the scene. The drivers of the other car and the pickup truck were not injured.

Teddy Gelman

Teddy Gelman became WTOP’s morning drive editor in 2020 after he was weekend morning editor and assistant editor. He joined WTOP in 2018 after graduating from University of Delaware, where he was Sports Director for the student radio station and Managing Editor for the student-run for the newspaper.

This article was written by WTOP’s news partners at Maryland Matters and republished with permission. Sign up for Maryland Matters’ free email subscription today.

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