BETHESDA, Md. - Authorities say one person is dead, and nine others were injured after a wrong-way hit-and-run crash on Interstate-495 in Montgomery County.
The crash was reported around 11:45 p.m. Tuesday after police say a vehicle was spotted traveling southbound in the northbound lanes of Interstate 270, near Rockledge Drive.
Jayleen Hannor (Maryland State Police)
Investigators say Jayleen Hannor, 23, of Macon, Georgia was driving a white Mercedes SUV and continued southbound in the northbound lanes to the outer loop of I-495.
Officers say Hannor crashed into a Lexus and a Nissan Pathfinder in the area of I-495 at Maryland Route 355.
1 dead, 9 injured in wrong-way hit-and-run crash on 495 in Montgomery County
Five adults in the Lexus were injured and transported by ambulance to area hospitals. Two adults and three children w in the Nissan were injured.
Police say the driver of the Nissan, a female, was transported by ambulance to an area hospital, where she later died. Her identity has not yet been released.
The outerloop of I-495 was closed for several hours following the crash.
Hannor fled the scene after the crash but was taken into custody a short time later, authorities say. He faces driving while under the influence of alcohol and failure to immediately return and remain at the scene of accident involving death charges. Police say additional charges are pending further investigation.