1 dead after garbage truck overturns in Prince George’s Co.

A person is dead after a garbage truck overturned in Prince George’s County, Maryland, on Thursday afternoon.

A person is dead after a garbage truck overturned in Prince George’s County, Maryland, on Thursday afternoon.

Riverdale Park police said the truck overturned near the intersection of Md. Route 410/East-West Highway and U.S. Route 1 around 2:40 p.m. Thursday.

One person was killed when they were pinned under the fallen vehicle, WTOP’s news partners at NBC Washington reported. Their identity had not been made public as of Thursday evening.

Eastbound lanes on Md. 410 is closed between Queens Chapel Road and U.S. 1  reopened at around 9:10 p.m., police said in a tweet.

Below is a map of where the incident occurred.

Alejandro Alvarez

Alejandro Alvarez joined WTOP as a digital reporter and editor in June 2018. He is a writer and photojournalist focusing on politics, political activism and national affairs, with recent multimedia contributions to Reuters, MSNBC and PBS.

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