UPDATED: Truck Collision on Southbound I-495 Causes Delays (PHOTOS)



UPDATE 12:30 p.m. Maryland State Police report that a Freightliner box truck struck another box truck early this morning near the American Legion Bridge.

Police said the 2014 Freightliner truck overturned and landed on a 2015 BMW 428I, driven by a Rockville resident, as well as a 2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser, which was driven by a Silver Spring resident.

According to police, the Chrysler PT Cruiser traveled forward and stuck the read of a 2014 Chevrolet Cruz.

Police have charged the driver of the 2014 Freightliner with negligent driving, as well as operating on a suspended license, and several other related charges.

Southbound I-495 was shutdown for an extended period of time while authorities investigated the scene and hazmat units assisted with fuel removal and clean-up.

All lanes have since been re-opened.

ORIGINAL POST 10:02 a.m. A multi-vehicle collision caused major delays on southbound I-495  near the American Legion Bridge Wednesday morning, according to Fire and Rescue spokesperson Pete Piringer.

The collision happened around 7:40 a.m. when a truck fell onto a car, Piringer said.  A third vehicle and second truck was also involved in the crash, he said. Two people suffered non-life-threatening injuries, Piringer said.

Piringer also reported a fuel spill at the collision site. Some lanes still remained blocked as crews continue clean-up.

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