A driver suspected to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol crashed into a tree near Baltimore-Washington Parkway early Monday, killing a female passenger.
Southbound lanes of B-W Parkway were closed for hours overnight as police investigated.
The driver crashed off southbound B-W Parkway near Laurel Bowie Road (Route 197). Photos from Laurel's volunteer rescue squad show the mangled wreckage of a dark sedan.
U.S. Park Police received a call for help at about 12:30 a.m. The driver was in stable condition. A passenger died of her injuries. Her name was not immediately released.
Park Police said alcohol or drugs could be a factor. The investigation is ongoing.
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