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2 Airlifted After Indian Head Highway Crash

All lanes of Indian Head Highway (Route 210) were shut down for hours

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    2 Airlifted After Indian Head Highway Crash

    Two people had to be cut from the wreckage after a crash involving a cement truck on Indian Head Highway. News4's Derrick Ward reports. (Published Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018)

    What to Know

    • Two people were airlifted following a crash involving an overturned cement truck on Indian Head Highway in Maryland on Wednesday afternoon.

    • Indian Head Highway (Route 210) was shut down at Swan Creek Road in Fort Washington for hours.

    • Three other people, a woman and two children, were treated on the scene and refused transport to a hospital.

    Two people were airlifted following a crash involving an overturned cement truck on Indian Head Highway in Maryland on Wednesday afternoon.

    Indian Head Highway was shut down in both directions at Swan Creek Road, Prince George's County Police said on Twitter shortly after 3:20 p.m. Some of the southbound lanes opened a few hours later.

    All lanes reopened at about 10:40 p.m.

    Crews removed one person first and then encountered a difficult extrication removing the second victim from a car, Prince George's County Fire & EMS spokesman Mark Brady said. They initially called a tow truck to the scene to move the cement truck off the car but were then able to extricate the victim and call off the tow truck.

    The two patients, both adults, were flown to trauma centers.

    Three other people, a woman and two children, were treated on the scene and refused transport to a hospital.

    A Prince George's County Fire haz-mat team was called to the site to clear fuel and engine fluids on the roadway.

    Stay with NBC Washington and News4 for more on this developing story.

     


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