One dead, two injured after car spins out and hits tractor-trailer

Posted at 11:13 AM, Mar 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-01 11:13:48-05

One person is dead and two others are injured after their car spun out and crashed into a tractor-trailer early Friday morning, according to Maryland State Police.

Police say around 3:50 a.m. a crash was reported in the area of northbound I-95 at U.S. Route 1. According to a preliminary investigation, a Chevrolet Traverse with three people inside was traveling in the Outer Loop when it spun out and crossed in front of a tractor-trailer that was traveling in the right lane.

Police say the tractor-trailer was unable to avoid hitting the Traverse, sending it across all of the lanes on the road and into the concrete median.

The three people inside of the car were three men from Silver Spring. All three were trapped in the car and had to be extricated by the Prince George's County Fire and Emergency Services Department. The passenger in the front seat was pronounced dead at the scene and the other two men were taken to the hospital. The men have not been identified at this time.

The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation, but police say it might be related to the inclement weather at the time of the crash. There was no indication of impairment on the part of any driver involved in the crash.

The Outer Loop of I-95 was closed for several hours while the crash was being investigated. All lanes were open by 8:30 a.m.