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there are apps for older apps. >> it will text and alert the parents that that car is speeding. now, the teen driver system being rolled out by gm allows parents to set speed limits and even mute the radio. breaking news on the beltway. we just got news from the police that this is a semitruck that went off the roadway and down to the roadway below. we have our megan mcgrath on the way to the scene. she will update us, of course, as she gets to the scene. another update. outbound bladenburg road between south dakota and banneker drive. i wanted to update you on that and herndon, we have northbound sully road shut down at frying
pan road. the southbound lanes are open. i'll be back with much more on this beltway crash. guys? >> melissa, thank you. it's 5:00 a.m. good morning, everyone. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm eun yang. let's check in with weather with amelia segal. good morning, amelia. >> the temperature is now down to 62 degrees. by 9:00 a.m., partly sunny. temperature around 66. mild, 72 degrees at 11:00 a.m. but scattered showers, potentially even a few thunderstorms in the forecast. mainly later today you can see on storm team 4 radar tracking already back in west virginia. the cold front is going to move through the area this evening. i'll have more on the timing of the rain potential coming up in ten minutes. developing this morning we're learning a d.c. police officer who opened fire on a suspect who's now on the run. this started with a traffic stop
on prince george's border. not clear right now whether that suspect was hit or if anyone shot at the officer. there is a search under way for the suspect. >> this has always been a safe nand till the past few years. >> i live right down the street from that. i don't want to live in an area where that's going on. >> neighbored are on edge and police want to know who shot and killed man near a montgomery county playground. many families tack their kids to play at edgewood city park. police don't have the name of the person who was killed yet afternoon achlt woman told police she heard at least four shots. police searched the woods near the bridge chaney area in silver spring but did not find the shooter. they're offering up to $10,000 for information leading to his arrest. today we could find out if a man will stand trial for beating
a man. prosecutors say speier randomly attacked kevin sutherland on july 4th on the metro station. the results are expected to be discussed today. the prisoner who escaped from a fairfax county hospital wants to withdraw his guilty plea. he pleaded guilty to using a gun in the assault of two security guards during his escape. his lawyers say he voluntarily entered that plea and wants it tossed out. he's to be sentenced for at least 32 years in prison. a high school teacher has been charged with prostitution and solicitation of a minor. we have a copy of a let their went home with students yesterday. in it the glen l principle says a long-term substitute teach ler
take over until further notice. the school is provide as co counselor to talk to children. police say a woman driving a chevy camaro hit a motorcycle head on. robert mcguire was ejected from the motorcycle and died. police say the woman driving the camaro wasn't driving in her lane. she did not say whether she's been charged with anything. house republicans meeting this morning to figure out who they will back to be the next speaker of the house. the gop's scrambling after the majority leader kevin mccarthy suddenly dropped out of the race yesterday saying the republicans need a new face and need to be united. ahead, tracie potts will join us to tell us who some of the leaders might be the front-runner. a judge will determine what
statements were made to investigators will be allowed in court. freddie gray died a week after suffering a spinal injury in police custody. metro has avoided a takeover by the top country safety board. they proposed a plan to pump every oversight of metro but the "washington post" is reporting that transportation secretary anthony fox said no. instead fox favor as plan that would focus on reforms that would strengthen stateover sight of metro. the ntsb wanted to shift oversight to the federal raid road and administration. starting in 2016 the key bring will undergo a major renovation prospect. we were taken insiepd under to show spots that need repair. it will make the bridge stronger and safer and should not require any full-time lane closures. that work will last two years. breaking news on the roads right now.
a big problem here on the beltway. outer loop at pennsylvania avenue is where the crash started. we're now hearing from police a truck went down off the roadway. a section of suitland is shut down. more details coming up. we're also following a developing story in washington state where a mine has exploded. what we're learning about several injured worker and whether the dam was compromised. >> looking at the current temperatures where a lot of you are waking up in the 50s and 60s. cooler weather. whether it stick around. amelia has your answer at 5:11. if you think traffic is bad,
injured after dam blew up. it was in central washington. investigators are working to find out why. six workers in total were hurt. the structure itself didn't have any structural damage. however, this is in the rural part of the state. some people don't have cell service or power right now. our area has some of the longest traffic delays in the nation, but there's always somebody who has it worse, but here it is. this is a traffic jarjs huge, outside beijing. >> you can't even tell those are cars? >> this is on china's busiest highway. it's a 50-lane highway that merges into 20 lanes. >> mind blown. >> thousands of cars, bumper to bumper. they returned after a national holiday. we thaw coming back from the beach is bad. >> this is where you say it's not good to driver. bicycles. >> coming up on 11 minutes after
5:00. >> live desk, kristin wright. >> we've been following breaking news. that is the very bad truck accident. we have a picture just in from a viewer. it shows the truck smashed, wheels up. it appears to be a pretty big truck. all we know from the police is the driver was on the outer loop, wenter to overpass and landed on the parkway. the driver's condition, we just do not know at this point. megan mcgrath is on her way there and will hopefully bring us more information soon. melissa has more on the roads after as a result of this. >> again, this started on the outer loop of pennsylvania avenue. you could see police activity. we'll keep you updated on this one.
outbound bladensburg sit down and this morning all lanes are closed at frying pan road. amelia, it looks like we have a mild day, so that's nice. >> exactly, melissa. a high of 82. not only mild but cool. comfortably humid. temperature around 65 degrees. i'm going to give revest an a. i can't rule out an isolated shower in some spot bus for most of the kids it's dry today. humid, 72 by dismissal. we're at 82 with showers. mainly west of the metro area. now, if we do see a storm materialize, it could have high winds and heavy rain. much cooler for the weekend. i'll have much more on that in ten minutes. >> president obama heads to roseburg, oregon, to meade with victims' families of last week's
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breaking news right now in prince george's county we have megan mcgrath on the way to the scene. sounds like a semi went down an overpass, flipped over onto suitland parkway. sit down between forestville road and pennsylvania avenue. more details on this ahead. eun? >> thank you, melissa. in just a few hours president obama heading for roseburg to meet with the families of victims killed in a college shooting. he plans to meet privately with the family and has no plans to talk publicly about gun control while he's there. after that he'll stop in seattle for two democratic fund-raisers. the "washington post" says president obama is seriously considering executive action to require strong background checks for gun buyers. it will call for dealers who
sell a certain amount to require a license and perform a background check. others will need to have a federal license who buys them occasionally or has a collection. he's bringing leaders of fema to meade in columbia and charleston. he'll talk about the emergency response so far and what can be done to help the area recover. now, the new fear in south carolina is that the storm water will rush down swollen rivers toward the coast. hundreds more people are evacuating and standing water could last for at least the next two weeks. 70 dams in danger now and 14 have been breached. >> that water came and in a lot of cases that water receded. wh what's going to happen now is another convenient coming down. we're looking at all of those water flows heading down that way. >> more than 250 roads are
closed throughout the state and columbia is expecting more rain this weekend. police in sacramento are looking for two men who attacked an american hero. spencer stone was stabbed multiple times after getting in a fight wednesday night. he's had surgery and is now in stable condition. the u.s. airman is helped with a recent terror stop in france. police say it isn't related to terrorism. there's a new case of a black man fatally shout by a white police officer in south carolina. last night the city council unanimously approved a $650,000 settlement with the family of walter scott. slagle is in jail charged with murder after the shooting. >> the council is sending a message loud and clear that this kind of reckless behavior of law
enforcement will not and shall not be tolerated. >> slager remains in jail without bond. scott said it's donating a portion of the money to flood relief across the state. researchers say they've found a simple blood test that can rule out heart attacks more quickly. the test is said to measure a protein in a perrin end's bloochltd they call it a more accurate way of using the blood test and can send patients home quicker if they're not having a heart attack. well, if you're wonder wheng is the boost time to get your flu shot, it is right now. that is because october is the beginning of flu season and it take two weeks for the body to build immunity against the virus. doctors say it's expected to be better than last year, which last year's was only 19% i effective. breaking news now. a truck crashes off the beltway onto suitland parkway. i want to show you some pictures
coming into the newsroom, some photos here of what appears to be a truck that's landed on suitland. melissa mollet has the latest from the traffic 4 center. >> what we're being told by police there is that a semiwent off of the overpass there, landed there on suitland. it's shut down between forestville road and pennsylvania avenue. we have megan mcgrath of the way. we're going to talk to her in just a little bit. 95 at prince william parkway, no problems here. 66 hook quite good. taking you just nine minutes at this point this morning so you don't have to worry about anything there. no construction is going to be there. this morning taking a look at 27 northbound, southbound, looking just fine. amelia? >> at least the weather not having an impact on the morning commute. but coming home likely tracking
some areas of rain and potentially a thunderstorm or two. because of that having a low to moderate impact on your day. aside from that it's mild and a little bit muggy outside. currently temperatures are in the 50s and 60s. 62 in washington. 64 over in annapolis, 64 back in luray and some patchy light fog well north and west of town in the more rural areas. here's the latest of storm team 4 radar. a dry sweep. but as wi look back further west notice some isolated showers, these developing ahead of a cold front and it ooh going to be this showery activity well ahead of the cool front that could set off. but as this cool front moves through, that's going to be the most likely time period where we're tracking rain and even a few thunderstorms some of here's your hour-by-hour planner. temperature, 71. by 11:00 a.m., 72. clouds increase throughout the day. the most likely day, mainly
between about 4:00 and 10:00 p.m. again, you can't rule out an isolated shower. 3:00, 82. tracking scattered showers and a temperature at that point of 5. cold front has an impact on our temperatures for tomorrow. a high of 67. so a noticeable temperature change. we start off with clouds and a breeze. feeling very much like autumn tomorrow on sunday. mostly sunny skies. a high of 73. we continue to warm through columbus day with a high of 75. partly to mostly sunny skies. our next chance of rain comes on tuesday. otherwise a high of 73. mostly sunny skies. kristin? breaking news right now. the nobel peace prize has been involved. it's the tahitian national dialog
dialogue quartet. it's a musical group that formed in 2014 in tunisia during a time of the dem okay kraization. it's made up of four key organizations in tunisia including a labor league and human rights league. the quartet paves the way for a peaceful dialogue and they have been successful in starting to build a democracy including elections last year. >> kristin wright. thank, you kristin. it's 5:23. doctors without borders is reviewing its place in afghanistan. they're calling for an independent humanitarian investigation to lead the investigation. 22 were killed. president obama has made a formal apology for the attack. russia's involvement in syria civil war raising the risk of a confrontation with the u.s.
fighting isis in the same area. they're worried because russian officials didn't warn them of missiles traveling through the airspace. two u.s. planes have had to avert. this morning the autopsy shows the state of oklahoma used the wrong drug during an inmate execution earlier this year. apparently they used potassium acetate to execute charles warner back in january. were supposed to use potassium color ride. this news comes after another oklahoma inmate's execution was halted because of the wrong drug. the drug used on warner was a longer more painful death. the preferred drug stops someone's heart quickly and safely. the navy will use sonar and other means to track down the
790-foot el faro on the sea floor. it says that will also ramp up efforts to find the data recorder. the ship sank last friday east of the bahamas. the search for survivors was called off of wednesday. no word on when the navy will start its search. a story out of florida is generating a lot of reaction right now. a judge d a domestic abuse person to jail. >> i sentence you to three days in the county jail. >> the victim's wife was charged for her privacov voice was changed for her privacy. victim testimony is key to, quote, successfully prosecuting such crime. >> i understand that the state
wants to take criminals and get them off the streets, but you don't do it by revictimizing a victim in this manner. >> the husband then pled no contest and was sentenced to 16 days in jail. the spokesman said the judge was not allowed to comment on the case. we continue following a developing story on capitol hill and the so-called speaker shakeup. what's expected to happen in just a matter of hours. >> and should you pay less when your metro commute doesn't go as planned. how you can save some money the next time things don't go so smoothly. of course, the breaking news after a truck crashes onto the suitland parkway onltd the beltway. melissa mollet lets us know how
breaking news on the road. prince george's county is where this problem ishis morning. so the crash started at the outer loop of pennsylvania avenue. it went down suit land parkway. suit land shut down between forestville road and pennsylvania avenue. megan mcgrath is on the scene. she just arrived. megan, what do you know? what are you seeing out there right now? >> reporter: well, melissa, you can see the large police presence behind me here and the closure that's going to be in place for a while as we have this tractor trailer down on suitland parkway. we had this happen a little while ago. it was traveling on the nout of
the beltway, went over the overpass at suitland parkway and for whatever reason the driver lost control, went off of that overpass and down the suitland parkway. it's closed in both directions between forestville road. you can see the tractor trailer and the mess here. we don't have any word on the condition of the drive over that tractor trailer at this point. we don't know if they were injured or not. also, no word on what happened, why that driver lost control and went off the overpass and down onto the suitland parkway, but obviously this is going to have a large traffic impact this morning. you're not going to be able to take the suitland parkway for a while here as they clean this mess up. back to you in the studio. >> all right. megan. we'll check back in with you. thanks. we're expecting a warm and possibly wet day today. >> let's turn right to amelia segal and your headlines.
>> here's future weather at noon. notice the potential for an isolated shower, but it's once we make our way toward the late afternoon and evening hours where we're dell it inially be tracking it. this is as a cold front moves through the area. notice 4:00 p.m., showers west of town. heavy rain potentially around the frostburg area. potentially tracking rain in and around the beltway. that could have an impact on the ride home. notice the bright colors here on future weather. this is the potential for some heavy rain, again, maybe a thunderstorm or two. any storms later today could have gusty winds. we're not talking any widespread severe weather. we can't rule it out. much cooler for the weekend. >> thank you, amelia. police are looking into who killed a map in alexandria. friends and family are honoring
his life. the 37-year-old man was the fehr of two young children. someone shot him on belle pre way. the motive is still unclear. >> just take every -- the gun that they got and just let it go, let it go. stop killing each other. soon that ain't going to be nobody left. >> williams' mother said he had served time in prison but he has worked every day since for the last ten years. no arrests have been made. >> we're servants. we should put this conference first. and i think there should be something to be said about tonight. they probably need a fresh face. >> house republicans need a replacement after kevin mccarthy suddenly dropped out of the race. nbc's tracie potts following developments from capitol hill now. we're waiting to hear about front-runners, right, tracie? >> exactly. remember, there were two others. jason chaffetz who said he was absolutely stunned by this and lesser knowned daniel webster
who was endorsed by the conservatives who were against conservatives but even now says he doesn't think that this will make him a front-runner. paul ryan, the powerful bunt chair is someone john boehner has had his eye on for your the job but ryan said he's not interested. he's not running. both boehner and mccarthy are reportedly trying to get him to reconsid reconsider, change his mind. given all that, you can pretty much understand the situation here. things are in turmoil. mccarthy said he will hold onto his number two job as majority leader. that shuffles things on the back end because people were already vying for that position. john boehner who was to leave at the end of the month has said he'll stick around until they get somebody in place number answers but a lot of questions on the hill here this morning. >> tracie potts on capitol hill. thank you. 5:33. now a story you've seen first.
the white house has nominated a new u.s. attorney for d.c. channing phillips. act u.s. attorney vince cohen will step down next week. if confirmed phillips will take over the largest u.s. district attorneys' office in the nation. celebrity chef jose andres is not backing down. he's filed a new $8 million countersuit in the d.c. superior court. he said trump has no one to blame but himself. he pulled out of a deal. he did so after trump made disparaging remarks about immigrants. trump has filed his own $10 million lawsuit. a woman who hassell min has
poisoning from figu & olive is still recovering. she found out it was salmonella when she received a call from the health didn't. they were able to track her down through her restaurant reservation. >> i was nauseous, throwing up. it kept getting worst. way tonight make sure first and foremost that this doesn't happen to anyone else. >> there are now more than 150 salmonella cases connected to fig & olive restaurants nationwide including the one in d.c. although exact cause have not been pinpointed, dishes containing a truffle sauce has been removed. shance bell got $5,000 from
a woman in one month. she said a curse had been placed on her at birth and harm would come to her unless she gave cash and gift cards. bell ran to new york when they got suspicious. she was arrested last week. it could soon be illegal to publicly use e-cigarettes. they voted a big out of committee on thursday. vaping, however, could remain in the new casino. if it passes prince george's county would be the fourth jurisdiction in maryland to issue a ban on e sigs in public. >> 5:36. you may soon be paying less for your metro ride but only if it's a service problem. we learn service problems are driving you away. they fully admit they need to find solutions. one idea was to raise and lower the cost of trips based on the level of service.
some riders we talked to are very frustrated with all the issues on the tracks. >> my first tay to work on june 1st, the ac was off, there was a delay, and it smelled like a gym locker. >> another idea metro is considering is keeping off-peak fai fares at a steady price rather than how far you travel. they're losing about 140,000 trips per day. breaking news on the road right now. a section of suit land road is shut down because of a terrible crash. we'll have details coming up. an investigation into an officer-involved shooting. right now what we're learning about who opened fire. caught on camera. daring escape. daring escape. what caused a
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20 minutes before the hour. a big decision that could keep california's seaworld from getting more whales. they can get their expansion as long as the park no longer breeds orcas in captivity. there are 11 killer whales at seaworld san diego. that ban does not apply to other seaworlds around the u.s. parents and children on
alert in a town in new england. police say a 17-year-old student was assaulted after a woman lured her into her car. take a look at the scene here nchl that video you can see the victim on the ground after she jumped out of that car. police are looking for the attacker in a gray toyota yaris right now. breaking news. outbound suit land is shut down between forestville road and pennsylvania avenue. this is because of a crash that happened with a semigoing over the over pass there and crashing onto suitland parkway. right now a live picture where megan mcgrath is this morning. travel times for you in maryland, no problems on 270 or top of the belt way. outer loop, taking a look at virginia, 66 and 95 looking quite good. remember to listen to our friends on wtop 103.5 f.m. when
you hop in your car. amelia? >> it will be the afternoon or evening hours when we'll be tracking rain. this is sky fast 4 bringing in heavier rain. leaving work later tonight or you have donor plans out, that could slow your travel time. 80 degrees. 8:00, temps in the mid-70s and by 9:00. 71. know it isably cooler tomorrow. highs of 67. good pumpkin picking weather. >> do you pick pumpkins? >> yes. >> no. i don't eat them either. we're continuing to follow a story in dchlt w. a police investigation involved a shooting of one of their own. we're told an officer opened fire. nobody hurt. a warning after a confirmed case of
breaking news at 5:45. we've now learned one person is dead after this truck accident. this truck went off the beltway and crashed down onto suitland parkway near forest view. this is new into the newsroom. megan mcgrath is at the scene of the crash. she'll have much more at the top of the hour. right now we want to turn to the latest with road closures with melissa mollet. melissa. >> outer pennsylvania avenue is where this started. not seeing anything as far as closures. forestville road and pennsylvania avenue, no doubt that will be closed for the morning commute. inbound lanes are now actually open. >> and here's the latest on i-team 4's weather. the cold front moves through. i'll have more on the timing and
impact in my full 4 impact. >> thanks amelia. in "news4" your hecalth, a case of measles has infected one child. the child is no locker contagious. we know the child received two mmr vaccines. it takes two to be vaccinated. >> we want to make sure everyone reviews their vaccination records to ensure they've had two doses. >> it's pred super contact, sneezing and secretions of an infected person. for a list of public places visited while contagious, go to our washington nbc app and sir. measles. researches in georgia say nearly 13% of children in the u.s. are not properly vaccinated.
many didn't receive both doses and this amount of unvaccinated children is enough for a potentially large outbreak. back to work today for prosecutors after strong start in the trial of man accused of killing three people in alexandria alexandria. three women took the stand including one who surviving being shot. a woman was taking care of ruth an low da toe's elderly woman when she heard a gunshot and she was shot and killed. a woman walking her dog says she remembering seeing him in tear yachl she says she remembered his vacant stare. the judge will determine what statements officers made to investigators will be allowed in court. five of the six officers claim their statements were improperly obtained. gray died april 19th a week
after suffering a spinal injury while in police custody. bill cosby will be in court today. he'll give a deposition in a civil lawsuit over sexual assault and rape. the accuser says he gave her alcohol and assaulted her almost 40 years ago when she was 15 years old. tonight on "dateline" an exclusive interview with nearly 30 women who say they were attacked by him. how many of you believe you were drugged by bill cosby. how many of you believe bill cosby raped you? >> the stories of 27 women are similar. kate snow will talk to them and question how credible they are. bill causably cosby denies the claims. it will air tonight on nbc 4. breaking news on the roads right now. still have this problem on the
outer loop of the beltway at pennsylvania avenue. still have this problem. this is something we're going to be dealing with for much of the morning. right now here is what we know. a semicame off of that area. so right now we don't have delays but outbound suitland is shut down between forestville and pennsylvania avenue right now. taking a live look at the scene, that actually will not come up for us for some reason. nothing is impacted there. still have this problem on connecticut avenue between r street and s street because of traffic. taking a look almost at 270, okay, southbound, a little slow going 43 miles per hour. >> all right. thanks, melissa. we return to amelia segal. i know we were talking rain later today, but you're seeing it. >> it just materialized.
>> how did it happen, this crazy weather? >> there's a disturbance. >> there's a disturbance in the sun. >> very technical. we're going to be tracking areas of rain. it's mild and even a little muggy. it cools down, especially tomorrow. columbus day looking nice. here's the latest, the shower i'm talking about. quickly formed. now you can see this little disturbance here of isolated cells further to the south. one to the south of gaithersburg. there's going to be passing over 270. some activity moving to the beltway likely impacting parts of washington and arlington in the next half hour. i'll be talking it so you find more information there and we continue to look back to the west. you see scattered showers moving in to western maryland moving through. here's the cost further back to the west.
so your weather impacts today, low to moderate. some rain could slow. mainly an evening commute. most of us are going to be fine this morning, especially if you wait an hour. just have the umbrella handy. know you might need to use it. and because of the increase in humidity, heavy rain is possible as well as gusty winds and any rain you see especially this afternoon. temperatures currently for the most part, 62. manassas, a high of 81. we'll have partly to mostly cloudy skies today and then tomorrow look at the temperature drop. we go from 80s to 60s. the high tomorrow, 67 degrees. it's a little bit breezy during the morning hours and afternoon as well. as we work our way, the sun comes out. it's a really nice autumn day tomorrow afternoon. sunday also looking nice. a high of 73. mostly city skies.
we continue to warm for columbus day. after today's chance of rain, our next chance is going to be on tuesday. otherwise a high of 73, eun and aaron. >> when i stopped and told him to get on my boss, i thought i might lose my job but i'm not going to leave this child in the streets. >> her quick actions may have saved the boy's life. he's recovering in the trauma unit right now. we told you he was shot on tuesday in waldorf. two men stole his bike, one of them shot his leg. cha kiquita posey said she was running late and took a detour. that's the only reason she saw him. >> he said nobody stopped. they kept driving past. >> i want to thank her and hug her.
>> the sheriff's officers saying they're offering a thousand reward as they search for the two suspects in the case. there is now a criminal investigation to figure out who's behind an offensive post on a school sponsored website in anne arundel county. students and parents can check on the blackboard. in august someone posted a song that contains rationally charged language. the school meetly took down the post and police are working with the state's attorney's office to figure out who did it. good morning. i'm landon dowdy with cnbc. the netflix plan is going up to $1 to $9.99. new customers will pay this
price. existing customers will pay next year. cnbc business report, i'm landon dowdy. >> thank you. 5:55 right now you. may soon be able -- it's 5:55. calm down. technology hoping to reduce the number of fatal vehicle accidents in this country. more than 30,000 people die every year on our nation's roads. young drivers are at the highest risk. gm is rolling out an optional system to track driving systems. >> delphi connect will aallow you to pluck into a model car, 1966 or newer. it will detect if the driver is speeding. >> the system allows parents to set speed limits and take away the radio. >> could you take away the phones too? that would be helpful. starting in 2016 the key
bridge will start renovation. adam tuss took us under and inside a bridge to show spots that need repair. the work will make the bridge stronger and safer and should not require any full-time lane closures. the work will take two years. police are looking for victims of a self-proclaimed si psychic. she scammed a woman over the course of five months and wenl on a run to new york. shell teeld t she told the victim a curse was placed on her at birth unless she paid and gave gift cards. he ee's enjoying rematerial. he's been snipping out narcotics. he's even on facebook.
the dog has been a regular during searches at the jail and courthouse and has helped in other jurisdictions as well. they through a retirement for him yesterday. congratulations. i hope he gets some well deserved rest. breaking news now in prince george's county. a live look for you here. the fire department on the scene here as well. this is where a semitruck landed after going off an overpass on the outer loop. you can see above. we know the driver was killed. viewers have been sending us pictures. we'll show you some of the pictures. ♪ hand-crafted...layer by layer. the new macchiato from dunkin' donuts.
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his injuries. if you look behind me, you see all the rescue on the scene. this is the outbound side of suit land parkway. since we last spoke they have reopened the inbound side of inbound suitland. folks trying to get in, you can now do that, but the closure on the other side, the outbound side, basically you're going to be detoured at forestville road and it's closed between forest ville and route 4. this happened not long ago. a tractor trailer was actually driving on outer loop of the beltway right as it passes -- there's an overpass that goes over the top of suts land parkway. for some reason the driver of that tractor trailer lost control, flipped off of that overpass and the truck fell down onto the suitland parkway and the driver was killed not sure exactly why the driver lost control. that's all a part of the investigation.