Silver Spring man dies after Beltway Crash in New Carrollton

Kwesi Kwaasi, a 37-year-old from Silver Spring, died after a crash early Saturday morning on the Beltway before the exit to Route 50 in New Carrollton. A box truck struck the rear of a 2006 Acura TL, which Kwaasi was driving. State police believe the Acura changed lanes in front of the truck before the crash. Two lanes of the Beltway were closed for about three hours. [State police]

Metro reports high ridership on Saturday

On Saturday, the day of the March For Our Lives, 558,735 people rode the Metro, about two and a half times the normal ridership. It’s high, but it’s not a record: the highest ridership ever was Obama’s 2009 inauguration, with 1.1 million trips on a weekday, followed by the Women’s March last year, with 1,001,613 trips on a Saturday. There were 570,557 trips on Trump’s inauguration, on a weekday. These numbers are not a full indication of how many people attended each event. [Washington Post]

Tyler Tessier’s lawyers want court to suppress his statements to police

The lawyers representing Tyler Tessier, who is charged with killing his pregnant girlfriend Laura Wallen, a teacher from Olney, in September, submitted a motion to suppress statements Tessier told police after his arrest. They’re arguing police continued asking him questions without his lawyer present after he asked to speak to his attorney. [WTOP]

Bethesda, Potomac, Silver Spring homes for sale are among the largest in state

Patch put together a list of huge homes for sale in the state, including several in Montgomery County. A 2.5-acre house on Fawn Trail Court in Bethesda is going for $4.6 million, while a Congressional Lane, Potomac, house is listed for $10.2 million for just over 2 acres. [Patch]

Sunny day in the 40s

Today should have a high near 47, according to the National Weather Service. Some winds of up to 9 mph should become a bit calmer by tonight, which will also be cloudier and with a low around 30.

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