Fatal Collision Closes Portion of I-270 Saturday Morning

by Patrick Herron

UPDATE: Severe Traffic Alert I-270 – All southbound lanes on Interstate 270 are now open at West Montgomery Ave (MD 28). All northbound lanes remain closed at Falls Road (MD 189). Expect major delays and seek alternate route. (OEMHS)

According to Montgomery County Police, “A serious collision has NB lanes of I-270, south of 28 shut down, with two local lanes closed. SB 270 lanes at 28 are also closed. Roads will be closed for an extended period of time. Drivers should seek alternate routes.”

A Montgomery County Fire and Rescue spokesperson reports that one person was ejected from their vehicle during the collision. Two adult males were transported with non-life threatening injuries and one adult male was transported with life threatening injuries. We will post an update when additional information is available.

MCPD UPDATE: “At approximately 5:01 a.m., Montgomery County Department of Police 2nd District officers responded to a call for service in the middle travel lane on the ramp of Rockledge Road to check the welfare of an adult male inside of a car.

When officers arrived, they found a lone individual who they believed to be intoxicated and observed a gun on the driver’s lap. They attempted to prevent the occupant from driving away. However, he drove off, heading northbound on I-270. Officers initiated a brief pursuit and the driver crashed on I-270, south of route 28. The driver was ejected from the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Maryland State Police Crash Team and the Maryland Attorney General’s Independent Investigations Division responded to the location. Per Maryland law, the investigation has been handed over to the Attorney General’s Independent Investigations Division.”




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