CAPITOL HEIGHTS, Md. (WJLA) - Aggressive driving and alcohol are believed to have been factors in a Sunday night car crash on the Capital Beltway that sent an infant to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
The crash, which involved a car and a tractor trailer, happened just after 10 p.m. Sunday on the Inner Loop of the Beltway near the exit for Ritchie-Marlboro Road in Capitol Heights, Maryland State Police officials say.
State Police officials say that the car, driven by 21-year-old Davonte Keyvon Moon of Upper Marlboro, lost control and hit the median. When it careened back into the highway, it was hit by an oncoming semi truck.
Both Moon and an unidentified female passenger suffered minor injuries, but a baby in a car seat suffered life-threatening injuries. The infant's condition as of Monday morning is unknown.
The driver of the tractor tralier, 25-year-old Thorell Smith of Philadelphia, was not injured. Officials say he was not able to take any action that would have allowed him to avoid hitting the car.