UPDATE: Driver that died in Wilson Bridge crash identified
PRINCE GEORGE’S CO. – The tractor-trailer driver that was killed in a crash on the Wilson Bridge Wednesday has been identified.
Maryland State Police say the victim was identified as 60-year-old Rodell Jones, of Bordentown, New Jersey. He was identified by the Chief Medical Examiner through dental records.
The cause of the crash is still under investigation.
A tractor-trailer was travelling east on the outer loop of the Capital Beltway when, police say, the driver lost control of the vehicle. The tractor-trailer crashed into highway construction vehicles that were parked along the bridge.
Maintenance crew was examining the bridge using a boom truck around 11 a.m. when the crash happened. Police say there were three workers under the bridge in a work bucket, which was being operated by a worker in the boom truck.
Police say a warning truck was parked behind the boom truck to protect the crew from a crash like this.
The tractor-trailer ran into the warning truck, pushing it into the boom truck causing the tractor-trailer and boom truck to catch fire.
Police say the driver of the tractor-trailer died.
The three workers in the bucket were stranded until they were eventually lowered down to police boats in the river.
All workers with the maintenance crew were taken to a hospital and are expected to survive.
Additionally, four other people who were on the bridge were taken to a hospital for treatment.