Wrong-way van crashes on Baltimore-Washington Parkway; 1 hurt, traffic snarled

Scene of the van crash along the BW Parkway. (Photo: NewsChopper 7)

BALTIMORE, Md. (WJLA) - A van traveling in wrong direction on Baltimore-Washington Parkway crashed into another vehicle Thursday morning, injuring one person and snarling traffic.

Police said the van was traveling southbound in the northbound lanes and struck a sedan head-on just after 4 a.m.

The driver of the sedan was injured in the crash and taken to an area hospital.

The accident closed the parkway near Route 175 for almost five hours, backing up traffic for several miles.