URBANA- What was originally billed as a major traffic accident – i.e. a truck flipped over on I-270 during the morning rush hour turned out to be some else.
Motorists stopped on northbound I-270 this morning to collect cash that had fallen out of an armored vehicle when a lock malfunctioned, according to state police.
The Garda armored vehicle was driving on the interstate near the Route 80 exit when a lock malfunctioned, the doors opened, and a bag of cash fell out, according to Maryland police spokesperson Greg Shipley. He said Garda is assessing how much cash was lost.
At the height of the problem traffic was backed up more than five miles on I-270.