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Maryland woman killed in wrong-way crash on Capital Beltway

Police say a woman was killed when her car was struck by a pickup truck driving the wrong way on the Capital Beltway in a head-on crash that left the beltway's Inner Loop closed for several hours.

Maryland State Police identified the victim as 22-year-old Ronet Aching of Upper Marlboro, Maryland.

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Police expect to bring charges against the truck's driver, who was taken to the hospital for treatment. Police believe alcohol was a factor in the crash.

The collision occurred Sunday before 6 a.m. on the Inner Loop near Lanham. Police say a Ford F-150 was going the wrong way when it hit Aching's Nissan Xterra head-on.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Traffic backed up for several miles while the Inner Loop was closed for the police investigation.

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