Fatal Pedestrian Accident Near Germantown Road

I270 traffic affected

Wednesday, Dec 14, 2011  |  Updated 2:16 PM EDT
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Police said a man was hit trying to cross the 8 lanes of I-270 on Wednesday morning.

Tracee Wilkins

Police said a man was hit trying to cross the 8 lanes of I-270 on Wednesday morning.

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Ramp Closed on I270 for Fatal Pedestrian Accident

Police said a pedestrian was struck trying to cross I-270 in Germantown on Wednesday morning.
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A fatal pedestrian accident took place near a major roadway in Montgomery County on Wednesday morning.

State Police confirmed that a pedestrian was struck and killed on I-270 near Germantown Road.  The exit 15 ramp from I-270 to Germantown Road/MD 118 was shut down for the investigation.

News4's Tracee Wilkins reports a man tried to cross the 8 lanes of I-270 before daylight, around 6:45 a.m.  Police said a tractor trailer truck struck the man in the southbound lanes and killed him.  The driver, who remained on the scene, will not be charged.

Police did not identify the victim, but said the man lived nearby the busy roadway.

Around 9 a.m., the closed ramp and roadway were reopened, but morning commuters heading south faced backups that stretched to Frederick.
 

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