Man dies after crashing into tree on Baltimore-Washington Parkway -- Gazette.Net


A man is dead after his vehicle struck a tree off the Baltimore-Washington Parkway in Landover, and U.S. Park Police are now investigating the crash.

Around 11 a.m. Monday, firefighters were alerted to the crash and responded to the Baltimore-Washington Parkway between Annapolis Road and Riverdale Road, said Mark Brady, chief spokesman for the countyís fire/EMS department.

Brady said the man, in his 40s, was traveling north when he veered off the roadway and hit a large tree in the median.

Sgt. A Wong, a U.S. Park Police spokesman, said a collision analysis team is still at the crash site investigate the incident.

The man was trapped in his vehicle and was extricated when firefighters found he was unconscious and suffering from severe trauma, Brady said.

Brady said the man was flown in a U.S. Park Police helicopter to a nearby trauma center, and he later died.

The victimís identity has not yet been released.

Wong said the northbound lanes of the Baltimore-Washington Parkway remain closed at Route 450 and southbound lanes are open.