Tuesday, January 22, 2013
A fatal accident on Interstate 270 southbound caused major delays Monday morning for commuters in the Gaithersburg-Rockville area.
(Update, 8:20 p.m.) Maryland State Police have identified Maria Durdandal, 50, of Frederick, as the driver who was killed in an early-morning, single-car crash on Interstate 270 southbound near the Shady Grove Road exit, according to an NBC Washington report. Police said the impact of the collision was so severe that portions of the concrete barrier struck by Durdandal's car broke off and landed on northbound I-270, and Durdandal was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the report. (Update, 5 p.m.) A woman was killed after crashing her red Scion near the Shady Grove Road exit of Interstate 270 southbound, The Washington Post reports. The driver lost control of her car and struck a concrete barrier near the exit, a Maryland State …
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…
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 23, 2011
Jelani Prather, who died in a crash on Interstate 270 last week, will be laid to rest on Monday.
On Wednesday morning, in their Douglas Avenue home, surrounded by photos and memories, Jelani Prather’s family remembered a man who, at 36 years old, seemed to have begun to find his place in life. It was a life of increased responsibility, with a new wife and a mortgage and a baby on the way. But it also was a life that his family said Prather lived with a youthful exuberance for motorcycles and gadgetry, a constant need for neatness and a love for his family. It was a life cut short on Sept. 16 when police say the 2011 Scion xB that Prather was driving struck the back of a tanker truck stopped on the shoulder of Interstate 270 in Rockville. Prather, a motorcycle officer with the Metropolitan Police Department’s Fifth District in …
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. …
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Work related to ICC will close main travel lanes for two 15-minute periods
Update, 5:45 p.m., Nov. 10: Lane closures for Interstate 270 north of Exit 6 (West Montgomery Avenue) in Rockville are "a go tonight--definitely," Charlie Gischlar, a spokesman for the State Highway Administration, said in an email this afternoon. The closures will be one lane at a time beginning at 9 p.m. Double lane closures of the general use lanes are expected beginning at 11 p.m. with two 15-minute closures of all four general use lanes between midnight and 4 a.m. The local merge lanes will remain open. All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m. on Thursday. The closures will allow SHA to hang overhead signs related to the Intercounty Connector. Rain and wind prevented the work from being done on four previous occasions over the past week. …