1 dead, 1 injured in fiery two-vehicle crash on Beltway Outer Loop

One person died and another was injured in a two-vehicle fiery crash in Prince George’s County, Maryland, early Saturday morning.

At about 3:35 a.m., troopers from the Maryland State Police College Park Barrack responded to the outerloop of I-495 at Kenilworth Avenue for a report of a multiple vehicle crash, police say.

According to a preliminary investigation the driver of a 2011 Honda Accord for unknown reasons left the road and crashed into a 2011 Porsche Panamara, which was disabled on the shoulder of the highway, police said.

The Porsche caught fire and a man was trapped inside and died at the scene, according to police.

The Prince George’s County Fire and EMS Department assisted with the vehicle fire and rescuing the victim.

The passenger of the Honda, a 24-year-old woman, was transported by ambulance to the University of Maryland Prince George’s Hospital Center for treatment of her injuries.

The driver of the Honda, identified as Shamori Hodge, 22, of Cheverly, was taken to the Maryland State Police College Park Barrack before being released to a family member.

After consulting with the Prince George’s County State’s Attorney’s Office, charges are pending following an investigation.

All lanes of the Outer Loop of the Beltway were closed from around 3:30 a.m. to 8:20 a.m.

It happened just past MD-201/Kenilworth Avenue.

The WTOP Traffic Center reported that all lanes were once again open to traffic as of 8:20 a.m.

Valerie Bonk

Valerie Bonk started working at WTOP in 2016 and has lived in Howard County, Maryland, her entire life. She's thrilled to be a reporter for WTOP telling stories on air. She works as both a television and radio reporter in the Maryland and D.C. areas. 

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