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Fiery crash kills 2 on I-495 Wilson Bridge near D.C.

- Associated Press - Saturday, June 9, 2012

Two people died in a fiery three-car crash on the Woodrow Wilson Bridge south of Washington in suburban Maryland.

The crash occurred about 3 a.m. Saturday. Maryland State Police say a 2009 Dodge was traveling at a high speed and rear-ended a Chevy Cobalt. The driver of the Dodge then lost control and crashed into the back of a tractor trailer.

Police say the Dodge vehicle caught fire. The driver and a front-seat passenger could not get out. They were pronounced dead at the scene. A backseat passenger was flown to a nearby hospital.

The driver of the tractor trailer also was taken to a hospital. The driver of the Chevrolet was not injured.

Northbound lanes of Interstate 495 were closed on the bridge. They reopened after 10 a.m.

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