Crash on Route 301 sent 2 to hospital

Two people are in a hospital after a serious crash on Route 301 Wednesday afternoon. (Courtesy Prince George’s County Fire and EMS)

Two people are in the hospital after a serious crash on Maryland Route 301 in Brandywine. (Courtesy Prince George’s County Fire and EMS)

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Two people are in a hospital after a serious crash on U.S. Route 301 on Wednesday afternoon.

The Maryland State Police said a dump truck, a smaller truck and a tractor trailer all collided just after 2 p.m. around Clymer Drive and Chadds Ford Drive, in Brandywine.



Prince George’s County Fire and EMS said around 50 gallons of diesel fuel were spilled.

Hazmat teams are on the scene cleaning it up, but Route 301 was closed in both directions for some time after the crash. By 4:45 p.m., the northbound lanes had reopened and only one southbound lane was closed.

Major delays remained on Route 301, Route 5 and other nearby roads throughout the evening, said Dave Dildine in WTOP’s Traffic Center.

Rick Massimo

Rick Massimo came to WTOP, and to Washington, in 2012 after having lived in Providence, R.I., since he was a child. He's the author of "A Walking Tour of the Georgetown Set" and "I Got a Song: A History of the Newport Folk Festival."

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