Man Fatally Struck on I-270 After Exiting Car After Crash, Officials Believe

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A man was struck and killed after getting out of a car following a crash on Interstate 270 in Maryland early Monday, according to a preliminary investigation.

Maryland State Police were contacted by Montgomery County Fire and EMS shortly before 12:40 a.m. about the crash. It happened in the northbound lanes of I-270 near Rockledge Boulevard.

Police believe the victim, 57-year-old Lloyd Gardiner of Silver Spring, was the driver of a vehicle that was involved in a crash. Gardiner got out of his vehicle and then was hit by another vehicle that was not involved in the initial collision, police said.

Gardiner died at the scene.

Authorities are investigating. Anyone with information is asked to contact Maryland State Police's Rockville Barrack.

All lanes later reopened.

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