Darwin Award candidate: "Man killed on Beltway trying to pick something up"
"A driver was killed on the Capital Beltway in Montgomery County Tuesday night when he ran onto the roadway to get something, the state police said. The incident occurred about 9:40 p.m. in the northbound lanes of the Beltway at the Interstate 270 spur, the police said. Witnesses reported that a car left the roadway, and its driver got out and ran onto the roadway where he was hit by another car. The motorist and the driver of the other car were both taken to Suburban Hospital. The motorist who was struck died at the hospital, the state police said. The motorist’s name with withheld until his relatives could be notified. He was described only as a man. It was not clear what he was trying to retrieve, or how it came to be on the beltway. The incident remained under investigation early Wednesday morning, police said."