MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. – Three people were killed when their SUV rear-ended a snowplow in Montgomery County, Maryland Monday night.
The crash happened along the Columbia Pike around 6:45 p.m., according to Montgomery County Department of Police.
Officers identified the victims as two women, ages 27 and 41, and a 52-year-old man. A fourth person was trapped in the wreckage but was eventually freed and taken to a local hospital with stable vitals signs.
The snow plow driver was not hurt.
The area received 5-8 inches of snow Sunday and Monday during the first snowstorm of the season. Plows have been blowing and treating roads since Sunday night.
Travel was treacherous across the D.C. Metro area. I-95 in nearby Virginia is just opening up after being closed for more than 24 hours, stranding drivers in both directions between Fredericksburg and Newington, Virginia.
This is the same closure that stranded Senator Tim Kaine. His normally two-hour drive took 19 hours.
Areas from southern New Jersey to North Carolina and into Tennessee reported inches to over a foot of snow.
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A 7-year-old girl died in Maryville, Tennessee after a tree fell on her bedroom said the Blount County Sherriff’s Office. High winds and heavy, wet snow knocked down the tree Sunday night or early Monday morning.
Another tree fell on a home early Monday killing a 5-year-old boy in Decatur, Georgia according to Fox 5 Atlanta.
Silver Springs could see more freezing rain Tuesday night and another chance of rain turning to snow late Thursday. Maryville could see a rain/snow mix late Thursday.