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 …
Saturday, December 3, 2011
State police say alcohol was a factor in crash that also injures one person.
A 26-year-old man is dead after driving his car head-on into another vehicle on Interstate 270 Saturday morning near Gaithersburg. At about 1:50 a.m., the man, of no fixed address, drove southbound in the northbound lane of I-270 near the Shady Grove exit in his Honda Civic, said Trooper Crucillo of the Rockville Barracks. The man crashed head-on into an Isuzu Rodeo, driven by another 26-year-old man, Crucillo said. The name of the deceased has not been released pending notification of family, police said. The driver of the Civic was taken to Shady Grove Adventist Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Crucillo said the driver of the Rodeo was taken to Suburban Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Police said alcohol was a factor …
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Missing Persons Network and state police mark 20 years since her body was found along I-270.
Sunday marks 20 years since a worker cutting weeds along southbound Interstate 270 in Frederick County found the body of a young woman. The woman, whose decomposed body was found down an embankment at the Baker Hill Road overpass, has never been identified and her killing remains unsolved. The Maryland Missing Persons Network and Maryland State Police will hold a vigil to bring attention to the cold case at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday in the parking lot of the Worthington Farm on Baker Hill Road at Monocacy National Battlefield. The Frederick News-Post has more on the work of the Maryland Missing Persons network and why cases like the one highlighted by Sunday’s vigil remain unsolved. More information on the case and other sketches of what Jane …
Monday, June 6, 2011
Northbound was closed for 15 minutes, but reopened shortly after 3:30 p.m.
Part of I-270 was closed after three cars and a tractor trailer carrying cement were involved in an accident near the intersection of Father Hurley Boulevard just after 2:30 p.m. Monday. Several people were transported to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries following the accident, said Sgt. Eric Corbin of the Maryland State Police. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue crews responded to the accident at 2:33 p.m. Both northbound and southbound lanes of I-270 were closed at 2:55 p.m. But northbound was reopened by 3:15 p.m., Corbin told Patch. It was originally thought a medevac helicopter would be needed, but it was canceled. Once tow trucks are able to move the tractor trailer, I-270 southbound will be reopened, Corbin said.