At around 4:15 pm, Wednesday, July 21, 2010, a single vehicle crash occurred on the Capital Beltway (RT 495/RT 95) in Oxon Hill. For unknown reasons a vehicle left the Inner Loop (southbound) Beltway over the right hand side of the road. The vehicle rolled over off of the hard surface and onto the grass. The vehicle sustained significant damage and the adult male driver was trapped inside. The Maryland State Police Helicopter was summoned to the scene to transport the critically injured patient once he was extricated from the wreckage and preparations to close both loops of the Capital Beltway were underway to allow for a safe landing zone. Fire/EMS units from Silver Hill, Oxon Hill and Fort Washington arrived and used heavy-duty hydraulic tools to extricate the patient.
Once the adult male was removed from the vehicle paramedics were able to conduct a full patient assessment and declared, with medical control, the patient deceased. Paramedics completed the transport of the deceased to an area hospital. The MSP Trooper 2 med-a-vac was cancelled and traffic was allowed to move slowly through the area. After operating on the scene for about 30 minute’s fire/EMS units started to return to service. The Maryland State Police-Forestville Barracks will be investigating the crash.