Truck falls from overpass near nation’s capital; 1 dead

In this photo provided by the Prince George’s County, Md. Fire Department, the wreckage of a tractor trailer lies under an overpass in Suitland, Md., Friday, Oct. 9, 2015. Authorities say a driver was killed when the tractor trailer he was driving fell from a Capital Beltway overpass onto the Suitland Parkway. Maryland State Police say the driver lost control while driving on the outer loop of the beltway early Friday. The truck carrying paper products crashed through the guardrail and landed on the parkway below. (Assistant Fire Chief Alan C. Doubleday/Prince George’s County, Md. Fire Department via AP)

SUITLAND, Md. (AP) — Authorities say a driver was killed when the semi tractor-trailer he was driving fell from a Capital Beltway overpass onto a parkway in a Maryland suburb of Washington, D.C.

Maryland State Police say the driver lost control on the outer loop of the beltway early Friday. The truck, carrying paper products, crashed through a guardrail and landed on the Suitland Parkway below.

Prince George’s County Fire & EMS officials say the driver has died. No other vehicles were involved in the crash.

Eastbound lanes of Suitland Parkway were closed after the incident. There were no closures reported on the beltway ringing the nation’s capital, but an outer loop exit ramp to the Suitland Parkway was blocked.

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