Southbound lanes of BW Parkway in Prince George’s Co. reopen after crash investigation

Police investigate an early morning crash on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway.(Courtesy MDOT)

A two-car crash closed the southbound lanes of the Baltimore-Washington Parkway in Laurel, Maryland, for nearly five hours Thursday morning, causing major traffic delays.

Park Police told WTOP they responded to the crash around 4:15 a.m. near Powder Mill Road.

One person was taken to the hospital with critical injuries. Another was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. No other information about their condition was immediately available.

Southbound lanes reopened around 9 a.m.

Authorities had been diverting traffic onto Route 197.

Below is a map of the area where it happened.

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Will Vitka

William Vitka is a Digital Writer/Editor for He's been in the news industry for over a decade. Before joining WTOP, he worked for CBS News, Stuff Magazine, The New York Post and wrote a variety of books—about a dozen of them, with more to come.

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