Tractor-Trailer Jackknifes on Beltway

Seven cars crash in chain-reaction; traffic delayed in the area

Friday, Jun 7, 2013  |  Updated 2:25 PM EDT
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Tractor-Trailer Jackknifes on Beltway

Tractor-trailer jackknifes on the outer loop of the Beltway near Ritchie Marlboro Road. (Photo: Tracee Wilkins)

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A jackknifing tractor-trailer led to a chain-reaction crash in the outer loop of the Beltway at about 2 p.m. Friday, leading to major traffic delays.

The accident and backup is near the Ritchie Marlboro Road exit, reported News4 Prince George's Bureau Chief Tracee Wilkins.

Seven cars were involved in the crash as drivers struggled to avoid the jackknifing truck. One driver drove off the Beltway to avoid it.

Stay with News4 and NBCWashington for more on this developing story.

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