Update: All lanes now open on westbound ICC (MD-200)
A fatal crash involving a pedestrian occurred on westbound MD-200 earlier this morning, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue PIO Pete Piringer.
The pedestrian was struck at approximately 3:30am going westbound on the ICC, prior to Georgia Avenue. MCFRS responded and evaluated one trauma patient who succumbed to injuries on the scene and was not transported to the hospital.
The crash has blocked all lanes, according to the Metropolitan Area Transportation Operations Coordination Program (MATOC)., and an extended closure is likely with traffic being diverted to Layhill Rd.
ICYMI (~330a) WB MD200 ICC Just prior to Georgia Avenue, Pedestrian struck, @mcfrs PE725, A725, ALS725 responded, @MCFRS_EMIHS evaluated 1 adult trauma patient, patient succumbed to injuries & did not survive, no transport, @TheMDTA on scene, traffic rerouted Layhill Rd
— Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) November 16, 2021
Crash with Injury. MD-200 WB before MD-97 (Exit 8). Montgomery County, MD. All lanes are blocked. Traffic is diverted to MD-182. Seek alternate routes. Delays are building. Extended closure expected.
— MATOC Alerts (@MATOC) November 16, 2021
Why was there a pedestrian on the highway?