A man with a previous DUI charge is suspected of causing a horrific nine-car crash that killed a woman and injured three other people Thursday morning in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, police said.
Nine cars slammed into each other about 9 a.m. on Route 202 at Lottsford Road.
Angela Jefferson, 53, was driving a burgundy GMC that crashed with a blue Chevy Silverado driven by Juan Sanchez, 34, Maryland State Police said. The two cars then slammed into seven other cars. A pickup truck went airborne and hit vehicles sitting at a traffic light, a witness said.
Jefferson, of Springdale, was trapped inside her car, the Prince George's County Fire Department said. She was extricated and transported in extremely critical condition to a hospital, where she died.
Sanchez, of Laurel, was found to have been driving with a suspended license. Police saw there was a warrant for his arrest for failing to attend a hearing for a DUI charge from 2014. He was hospitalized on Thursday for injuries, and a security detail was assigned to him.
Sanchez was released from a hospital by Thursday evening and taken to jail. He was released on bond Friday morning.
Charges against him for the crash are pending, police said.
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Police are investigating why Jefferson's and Sanchez's cars crashed.
Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to call state police at 301-568-8101.