Thursday, May 2, 2013
State police: Delays were caused by a crash that caused injuries.
Two lanes of northbound Interstate 270 were blocked at Democracy Boulevard during the Thursday evening commute due to a crash that caused an injury, Maryland State Police said. Traffic was getting by in the right lane, while the left and middle lanes were blocked. Earlier Thursday, all lanes of northbound I-270 were closed, and traffic was backed up more than 8 miles, according the county's Alert Montgomery system.
Friday, January 18, 2013
State police: The man shot himself after being stopped for not wearing a seatbelt.
Update, 6:20 p.m., Jan. 20: Maryland State Police have identified the driver of the Ford Focus who police said fatally shot himself during a traffic stop on Interstate 270 on Friday afternoon as a 27-year-old Gaithersburg man. The man's body was taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for an autopsy, police said in a news release Sunday. Update, 9:45 p.m., Jan. 18: A man fatally shot himself after being stopped by a state trooper near the Montrose Road exit of Interstate 270 on Friday afternoon, Maryland State Police said. Police are working to identify the man, state police said in a news release Friday evening. Multiple lanes of I-270 northbound were closed for several hours due to the police investigation, leading…
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Man transported to hospital with traumatic injuries; portion of highway closed
A pedestrian was struck by a truck traveling south on Interstate 270, near Old Hundred Road in Clarksburg. The victim, an adult male, may have been tending to a disabled vehicle. He was transported to the hospital with traumatic injuries, according to Cpt. Oscar Garcia, a spokesman for Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service. Garcia said rescuers were dispatched at around noon. Montgomery County Police and Maryland State Police were investigating the incident. A portion of the highway was shut down, though as of 1 p.m. southbound traffic appeared to be moving slowly, Garcia said. Patch will update this story as more information becomes available.
Friday, June 8, 2012
Two injured at Montgomery Village Avenue; truck fire at Falls Road clogs afternoon commute.
A pair of accidents on southbound Interstate 270 have complicated Friday's commute, with the backups spreading on local roads throughout the corridor. In the first accident, near the exit for Route 124 (Montgomery Village Avenue/Quince Orchard Road) at around 3 p.m., two people needed to be taken to a hospital, according to a spokeswoman for Maryland State Police. That accident and had been cleared an hour later. She did not have further information. Then shortly after 3:30 p.m., a garbage truck fire temporarily shut down all southbound lanes near the exit for Falls Road. That accident was still being cleared as of 5 p.m., with traffic getting by in the far right lane and the local lanes, according to the spokeswoman.
Friday, September 16, 2011
Jelani Prather, 36, was off duty at the time.
Update, 11:55 p.m., Sept. 16: Maryland State Police have identified the driver who died when his car struck a fuel truck on Interstate 270 on Friday afternoon as Jelani Omar Prather, 36, of Rockville. Prather was an officer with the Metropolitan Police Department's 5th District in Washington, D.C. Prather was off duty at the time of the crash, which occurred about 12:47 p.m. on the shoulder of the northbound local lanes of I-270 between the Montrose Road and Falls Road exits, according to a state police news release. According to a preliminary investigation, Antonio Donnell Lucas, 28, of Clinton, was driving a 2008 Freightliner tanker truck when he pulled on to the right shoulder to check for a possible equipment problem. Lucas returned to…
Monday, July 18, 2011
No children were on the bus and no injuries were reported.
A school bus fire closed all southbound express lanes at the Montrose Road exit Monday morning. The school bus was being driven in for repair work, said Capt. Oscar Garcia, a fire and rescue spokesman. The driver was the only person on the bus. No injuries were reported. Garcia was unable to confirm if the school bus belonged to Montgomery County Public Schools. The fire was extinguished shortly before 11 a.m. Garcia said that the fire may have started in the engine. By 11 a.m. only one lane was getting by the scene on I-270’s main lanes, Garcia said. All local lanes were open. At 11:30 a.m., NBC4 showed live shots of traffic jammed on southbound I-270. NBC4 also posted video shot from its helicopter of the bus fire being extinguished. …