Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Anthony Benlizar, 17, was among three who died in the Beltway crash.
One of the victims in a fatal Christmas Eve crash on the Capital Beltway was Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School senior Anthony Benlizar, The Gazette reports. Benlizar, 17, of the 1900 block of East West Highway in Silver Spring, and Jasmine A. Fajemisin, 30, of the 1900 block of Rosemary Hills Drive in Silver Spring, both died the night of the crash, according to Trooper Baum of the Maryland State Police. Florentina J. Gonzalez, 72, also of the 1900 block of East West Highway in Silver Spring, died Jan. 1 at Innova Fairfax Hospital, Baum said. The Gazette reports that Gonzalez was Benlizar's grandmother. All three were riding in a 2008 Chevrolet Malibu driven by 37-year-old Rosa Benlizar when the Malibu lost control and struck a 1994 Toyota …
Friday, December 28, 2012
Hospitalized 72-year-old woman dies of her injuries, The Gazette reports.
A third person has died from a Christmas Eve car crash on the Capital Beltway, The Gazette reports. The crash occurred around 7:40 p.m. near the Connecticut Avenue exit. According to police, a 36-year-old Silver Spring woman lost control of her Chevrolet Malibu, started hydroplaning and struck two other cars. A 17-year-old boy and a 30-year-old woman died the night of the crash. The following day, a 72-year-old woman was pronounced dead of her injuries at the hospital, according to The Gazette. The driver, who was treated and released, was believed to be under the influence of alcohol, according to the Gazette. Read the full story at The Gazette.
Monday, December 24, 2012
The accident occurred at around 7:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve.
A vehicular accident closed all lanes of the westbound Outer Loop of the Capital Beltway near the Connecticut Avenue exit (No. 33) on Christmas Eve, according to Montgomery County police. The accident may have been fatal, police added. County police received a call about the accident at 7:36 p.m. Nearly an hour later, police still were investigating at the scene of the accident. No further information had been released at that time.
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Single-vehicle accident closed all lanes of the Beltway's Outer Loop around 10:30 Sunday morning.
UPDATE, 11:35 a.m.: All lanes of the Outer Loop of the Beltway have re-opened, according to Maryland State Police. Original post, 10:55 a.m.: A car fire prompted the closure of all lanes of the Outer Loop of the Capital Beltway around 10:30 Sunday morning just before Connecticut Avenue. A car involved in a single-vehicle accident caught fire, according to the Maryland State Police. No one was in the vehicle at the time it caught fire and no one was injured, according to police. Shortly before 11 a.m., lanes were expected to re-open shortly.
Thursday, June 9, 2011
A Wednesday morning motorcycle crash on the Capital Beltway's River Road offramp left two people dead.
A 26-year-old Kensington man and a 25-year-old Hyattsville woman died Wednesday after an early-morning motorcycle crash, Maryland State Police said. Christopher Kieran Walker and Kristen Renee Bell Wolcott were riding a Ducati motorcycle when they lost control and hit a guardrail at the bottom of the River Road offramp at the Capital Beltway's Inner Loop. Both were ejected from the motorcycle. The accident occurred around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday. Alcohol did not appear to be a factor in the crash, police said.