LANHAM, Md. (WJZ) — A 22-year-old woman was killed in a wrong-way crash on the Capital Beltway early Sunday morning, Maryland State Police said.
The crash happened around 6 a.m. on the inner loop of the beltway north of Route 450 in Lanham.READ MORE: Ocean City Braces For Car Enthusiasts, Heavy Traffic At H20i Rally
Police said a 2007 Ford F150 was heading north in the southbound lanes when it struck a Nissan Xterra head-on.
The Nissan’s driver, Roney Achting, of Upper Marlboro, was pronounced dead at the scene. The wrong-way driver was taken to a hospital and has not been publicly identified.READ MORE: Baltimore Rolling Out 190K New Recycling Carts Over The Next 5 Months
The inner loop was closed to traffic as crews responded to the crash.
Officials are still investigating the crash, but alcohol is believed to be a factor, State Police said.
Anyone with information on the crash should call police at 301-345-3101.MORE NEWS: The Homecoming Football Game Returned To Franklin High School On Friday, But The Dance Did Not