Truck falls from overpass near nation's capital; 1 dead

The driver lost control on the outer loop of the beltway early Friday, crashed through a guardrail and landed on the Suitland Parkway below


The Associated Press

SUITLAND, Md. — Authorities say a driver was killed when the semitractor-trailer he was driving fell from a Capital Beltway overpass onto a parkway in a Maryland suburb of Washington, D.C.

Maryland State Police say the driver lost control on the outer loop of the beltway early Friday. The truck, carrying paper products, crashed through a guardrail and landed on the Suitland Parkway below.

The wrecked tractor trailer lies under an overpass from which it fell Friday; the driver was killed and no one else was injured. (Assistant Fire Chief Alan C. Doubleday/Prince George’s County, Md. Fire Department via AP)

The wrecked tractor trailer lies under an overpass from which it fell Friday; the driver was killed and no one else was injured. (Assistant Fire Chief Alan C. Doubleday/Prince George’s County, Md. Fire Department via AP)

Prince George's County Fire & EMS officials say the driver has died. No other vehicles were involved in the crash.

Eastbound lanes of Suitland Parkway were closed after the incident. There were no closures reported on the beltway ringing the nation's capital, but an outer loop exit ramp to the Suitland Parkway was blocked.

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