Woman killed in crash involving police cadet on Beltway's Outer Loop

Scene of the deadly crash along the Outer Loop of the Beltway. (Photo: NewsChopper 7)

LANHAM, Md. (AP) -- Maryland State Police say a woman was killed in a three-vehicle crash on the Outer Loop of the Beltway involving an SUV driven by a police cadet.

It happened about 8:30 a.m. Friday along Interstate 495 in Lanham in Prince George's County.

Troopers say 18-year-old Sebastian Reyes, a cadet in the commercial vehicle enforcement division, was driving an unmarked SUV on a routine assignment.

Police say Reyes used a crossover for emergency vehicles to head in the opposition direction.

Officers say Reyes lost control of the vehicle and sideswiped a car driven by 59-year-old Karen Holt-Williams of Temple Hills.

Authorities say Holt-Williams' car traveled across the interstate and hit a jersey wall. Reyes' SUV hit another car.

Holt-Williams died at a local hospital. The crash is under investigation.

Troopers say Reyes has been placed on leave.