A fatal crash shut down all lanes on the inner loop of the Beltway this morning.
Police responded just after 3 a.m. to a multiple-vehicle accident just past the New Hampshire Avenue exit in Montgomery County. Two victims were transported from the scene to nearby hospitals. One of those victims later died.
The deceased is identified as Marvin Elton Patterson, 37.
Drivers were forced to use the Park and Ride lanes as a detour while the lanes were closed, backing up traffic. Police reopened on the inner loop just after 6 a.m. Monday morning.