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Fiery Crash Kills 2 On I-495 Wilson Bridge Near D.C.

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OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Two people have died in a fiery three-car crash on the Woodrow Wilson Bridge south of Washington in suburban Maryland.

The crash occurred about 3 a.m. Saturday. Maryland State Police say a 2009 Dodge was traveling at a high speed and rear-ended a Chevy Cobalt. The driver of the Dodge then lost control and crashed into the back of a tractor trailer.

Police say the Dodge vehicle caught fire. The driver and a front-seat passenger could not get out. They were pronounced dead at the scene. A backseat passenger was flown to a nearby hospital.

The driver of the tractor trailer also was taken to a hospital.

The driver of the Chevrolet was not injured.

Northbound lanes of Interstate 495 were closed on the bridge. They reopened after 10 a.m.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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