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Woman struck, killed on John Hanson Highway in Bowie

Maryland State Police are investigating what led up to the crash
Credit: internal

BOWIE, Md. — Lanes were blocked on eastbound Route 50 after a woman was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer just east of Crain Highway (Route 301) early Tuesday morning.

Maryland State Police College Park troopers told WUSA9 the crash happened around 4 a.m. 

An investigation into the incident revealed that the woman, from out-of-state, was walking in the travel portion of the highway when she was struck.  

Troopers shut down all lanes of Route 50 for nearly three hours as crash reconstructionists investigated the incident, MSP said. As of 6 a.m., lanes were reopened with the far-right shoulder still blocked.

The driver of the tractor-trailer remained at the scene. The identity of the woman has not been released at this time. 

No charges have been filed following the crash.

The incident remains under investigation, police said.

This is a developing story. We are working to confirm additional details. Stay with WUSA9 for the latest updates as they come in to our newsroom.

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