One person died in a three-vehicle accident on Interstate 97 in Anne Arundel County Friday afternoon, police said.

Just before 4 p.m., the crash occurred on the southbound side of the highway at the spur to eastbound U.S. Route 50, according to Maryland State Police.

The crash is being investigated by officers from the Glen Burnie Barracks, who had not made any details about the accident's cause available by 10 p.m.

The accident caused traffic on the two highways to back up for miles until the early evening.

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