Tuesday, January 22, 2013
A fatal accident on Interstate 270 southbound caused major delays Monday morning for commuters in the Gaithersburg-Rockville area.
(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.) A woman was killed after crashing her red Scion near the Shady Grove Road exit of Interstate 270 southbound, The Washington Post reports. The driver lost control of her car and struck a concrete barrier near the exit, a Maryland State …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
State Highway Administration briefs Gaithersburg mayor and City Council on the Watkins Mill Interchange project.
Plans for the Watkins Mill Interchange project sit in a preliminary engineering phase with 30 percent of the design completed, a State Highway Administration official told the Gaithersburg mayor and City Council Monday evening. The preliminary engineering phase is part of a process with $6.67 million in funding and could take another 18 to 24 months to complete, said Randy Gray, SHA project manager for the Watkins Mill Interchange. The project initially received design approval in February 2002 and will eventually result in the completion of a link between the existing Watkins Mill Road segments over I-270, providing a new East-West connection for the city of Gaithersburg. A major issue for the project — whether the full interchange will …
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Tracy Reuschel and James Henry Reuschel die in an accident on I-270 in Frederick County on Sunday, WUSA9 reported.
A Gaithersburg couple has died from injuries in an accident on I-270 in Frederick County Sunday afternoon, WUSA9 reported. Tracy Reuschel, 60, and James Henry Reuschel, 64, were traveling southbound on I-270 north of Bennett Creek when Tracy drove into the rear of a tractor trailer in the right hand lane, Maryland State Police said, according to the report. Police believe Tracy Reuschel was killed instantly, but her husband was flown to Baltimore Shock Trauma in serious condition. He died Tuesday. Maryland State Police say they believe Tracy Reuschel was responsible for the collision and toxicology reports are still pending. The driver of the tractor trailer was not injured. Read the full report on WUSA9.
Saturday, December 3, 2011
State police say alcohol was a factor in crash that also injures one person.
A 26-year-old man is dead after driving his car head-on into another vehicle on Interstate 270 Saturday morning near Gaithersburg. At about 1:50 a.m., the man, of no fixed address, drove southbound in the northbound lane of I-270 near the Shady Grove exit in his Honda Civic, said Trooper Crucillo of the Rockville Barracks. The man crashed head-on into an Isuzu Rodeo, driven by another 26-year-old man, Crucillo said. The name of the deceased has not been released pending notification of family, police said. The driver of the Civic was taken to Shady Grove Adventist Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Crucillo said the driver of the Rodeo was taken to Suburban Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Police said alcohol was a factor …
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Police seek help identifying the woman, who was struck
Maryland State Police are trying to identify a woman who was struck and killed last night while walking on I-270. The woman was walking in southbound lane four of the highway, which is the lane nearest the shoulder, just south of MD124, Montgomery Village Ave, when she was struck by a 1996 Cadillac and then an out of service Ride-On bus around 11:50pm. Both vehicles stayed on the scene. Police said they don't know why the woman was walking on the road. "We're still trying to figure that out," a State Police spokesman at the Rockville Barrack said Tuesday morning. There were no disabled vehicles on the road nearby, he said.