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Truck Driver With Suspended License Causes Accident

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A 54-year-old truck driver has been charged with reckless driving after causing an accident that killed a man on the Capital Beltway. He was driving a tractor-trailer on a suspended license. Police also believe that he had forged his logbook to show less driving time.

Monday’s accident occurred about 11 p.m. on the outer loop of the Beltway north of Route 1. Police said the tractor-trailer rear-ended a 1995 Honda Accord, pushing it into a wall, and then hit two other cars: a 1994 Acura Integra that was moving slowly with its hazard lights on because of mechanical difficulties and a 1996 Nissan Altima that was ahead of the Acura.

The driver of the Nissan was killed. Two others were injured and taken to local hospitals for treatment. The truck driver was not injured. The Beltway was closed for six hours while police investigated and cleaned up the accident. Police believe fatigue was a major cause of the accident.