A bizarre but tragically deadly crash closed down the Southbound lanes of I-495 at Route 50 in Lanham, Maryland. The incident took place around 3 am on January 21, 2014. The decedent apparently ran into a guardrail while traversing the intersection of I-495 and Route 50.
He reportedly got out of his car after the crash and leapt into the traffic below on the beltway where he was struck by another vehicle and killed.
As a consequence the Southbound i-495 lanes were closed for several hours. The victim has as yet not been identified.