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5 hurt in serious crash on northbound I-270 in Montgomery County

Firefighters say the crash involved multiple overturned vehicles.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. — Five people have been taken to the hospital after a multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 270 in Montgomery County early Thursday morning.

Of the five people hurt, one person has serious injuries, but they are not considered life-threatening, according to a tweet from Battalion Chief Steve Mann, public information officer for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services.

Fire crews responded to the crash scene on northbound I-270 at exit 9-10 just before 3 a.m. Responding emergency crews found a scene involving multiple overturned vehicles with multiple occupants. A hazardous materials team was called to the scene to handle a fuel spill from an overturned tractor trailer.

All northbound lanes were closed while first responders worked to clear the scene. All lanes were back open as of 5:45 a.m.

Investigators are still working to determine what led up to the crash. 

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