A man and a woman were killed and four others injured after two cars crashed on the Gotland Parkway as parts of the area reported icy road conditions.
US park police said officers responded at about 12:40 a.m. to the incident near Silver Hill.
The death of the man and the woman was announced at the scene. Police said four others were taken to hospital and were expected to survive.
Police have not released other information about the victims’ ages and identities. Maryland authorities have warned of slippery conditions in the area, but the circumstances of the crash are still under investigation.
All of the lanes of Gotland Parkway in both directions between Naylor Road and Silver Hill were closed for hours but reopened before 7 am.
The fatal accident was one of the many accidents reported in the capital area Tuesday morning amid cold temperatures and possible icy patches on the roads.
Four cars have been reported colliding in the I-495’s inner ring near