A Lanham man was killed while driving Wednesday on the Capital Beltway in Adelphi after being struck by two vehicles.
Kwame Abban, 44, of the 9800 block of Good Luck Road, was transported to a hospital but was later pronounced dead from the collision on I-495 prior to New Hampshire Avenue around 5:15 a.m.
According to Maryland State Police, Abban was driving his 1997 Toyota Corolla when he was struck from the rear by a Nissan Sentra, causing Abban’s car to stop in the roadway, and was then struck again by a Sterling truck tractor that caused his car to spin around and face the opposite direction.
The driver of the Nissan managed to move her vehicle to the right shoulder of the road before the truck tractor approached and was not injured, police said. The driver of the truck tractor was also not injured, police said.
Westbound I-495 lanes were closed for about five hours due to the severity of the collision, state police said.
State police said all involved in the collision were wearing seat belts but vehicle speeds have not yet been determined.
An exact cause of the crash is currently unknown and still being investigated, state police said.
A phone number for Abban’s residence could not be located.