(Update, 8:20 p.m.)
Maryland State Police have identified Maria Durdandal, 50, of Frederick, as the driver who was killed in an early-morning, single-car crash on Interstate 270 southbound near the Shady Grove Road exit, according to an NBC Washington report.
Police said the impact of the collision was so severe that portions of the concrete barrier struck by Durdandal's car broke off and landed on northbound I-270, and Durdandal was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the report.
(Update, 5 p.m.)
The driver lost control of her car and struck a concrete barrier near the exit, a Maryland State Police to The Washington Post. Police are waiting until it's clear the victim's family has been notified before releasing her information, according to the report.
(Original Post, 8:57 a.m.)
A fatal accident on Interstate 270 southbound caused major delays for morning commuters in the Gaithersburg-Rockville area.
One driver is dead after a single-car accident at 5:15 a.m. near the Shady Grove exit, causing all middle lanes to be closed, WTOP reported.
The highway did not fully reopen until 7:44 a.m. and Maryland State Police continue to investigate, according to the report.