Kwame Abban killed on Capital Beltway

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP/WJLA) - A Lanham man was killed in a crash on the Capital Beltway near College Park during the first Washington commute after superstorm Sandy.

Maryland State Police say 44-year-old Kwame Abban of Lanham was killed in the multi-vehicle crash early Wednesday.

Police say Abban's car stopped in the roadway after being rear-ended by a car driven by Jessica Smith of White Hall. Smith pulled over to the shoulder, but Abban's car stayed on the roadway. Moments later, it was struck by a truck driven by Anthony Reil of Bentonville, Va. The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

Police believe all three were wearing seatbelts.

The outer loop of I-495 was blocked for about five hours near New Hampshire Avenue and the I-95 split.

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