Nightmare Commute On I-270

I-270 was at a stand still yesterday in Frederick.

Frederick, Md (KM) One person was medivaced to Shock Trauma in Baltimore following a four-vehicle crash in Frederick County Tuesday afternoon.

State Police say a preliminary investigation reveals at around 1:30, a Ford Mustang and a Dodge minivan were traveling south on Interstate 270 near Route 85 when they were struck by dump truck.

After the collision, the dump truck and minivan traveled into the northbound lanes of I-270. The dump truck overturned and struck a Toyota Prius which was traveling north on I-270.

The operator of the minivan was flown out; three other drivers were taken by ambulance to area hospitals.

State Police are investigating.

That section of I-270 was closed for a few hours while the damaged vehicles were being  removed, but the CHART website from the Maryland Department of Transportation says  north and southbound lanes are open to traffic.


By Kevin McManus