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Fog keeps medevac from taking off from Baltimore-Washington Pkwy

A medevac helicopter is stuck on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway in Laurel, unable to take off because of fog, after a fatal crash.

The chopper landed to take someone from an overturned vehicle to the hospital, but then the fog rolled in and the helicopter could not take off.

U.S. Park Police say the chopper that is in the southbound lanes between Md. 198 and Md. 197 and will likely be stuck there until daylight.

Drivers should expect closures until 8 a.m. or 9 a.m.

U.S. Park Police say two single-vehicle crashes occurred on the northbound stretch.

In one, a vehicle overturned and the person inside was to be taken by medevac to the hospital, but instead was transported by ambulance and died.

In the other crash, a vehicle trying to get around the crash ended up in the woods.

The northbound lanes remain closed. Traffic is diverted at Md. 197.

WTOP Traffic suggested taking Brock Bridge Road as an alternate route.

Police are continuing to investigate what happened.

WTOP’s Luke Lukert contributed to this story.

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