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Germantown Man Dies After Being Struck on I-270 Monday

A Germantown man has died after being struck by a dump truck on I-270 on Monday afternoon, according to the Maryland State Police.

Police said that 36-year-old Tyrone Alonzo Jones, of Germantown, was struck by a dump truck in the northbound lanes of I-270 at about 12:15 pm on Monday, April 8. According to a State Police press release, the Rockville Barrack received a call for a pedestrian trying to cross the road and appeared to be standing in the middle lane.

The incident took place just in the northbound lanes, south of the Germantown Road/MD-118 interchange with I-270. “Troopers were dispatched, and within minutes emergency services called and advised that an off-duty person was out with a struck pedestrian at the same location.”

When first responders arrived at the scene on the highway, fire/rescue EMS advised state police that the patient was in critical condition after being struck by a 2014 Mack Dump Truck, driven by John Melvin Ruthvin, Sr. who remained on the scene. The truck was inspected by units from the Maryland State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division.

MCFRS responded and located Jones, and transported him as a Priority 1 trauma patient to Washington MedStar Hospital in Washington D.C. Jones was declared deceased at 1:16 pm at the hospital.

The incident closed all but the far right travel lane of northbound I-270 for about two hours as officials from the State Police Collision Reconstruction unit investigated the scene. Due to the ongoing nature of the investigation, Maryland State Police did not release any information about why the victim was on the roadway at the time.