Detectives from the Montgomery County Police – Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) are investigating a fatal pedestrian collision that occurred this morning in Germantown.
This morning, at approximately 7:03 a.m., officers from the 5th District and Fire & Rescue personnel responded to the intersection of Germantown Road (Route 118) and Wisteria Drive for a report of a pedestrian collision. Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2010 Ford Fusion was north on Route 118 on a green signal. A 15-year-old female had crossed the southbound lanes of Route 118 and was attempting to cross the northbound lanes when she was struck by the vehicle. The pedestrian was transported to a local hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.
The driver of the Ford Fusion is identified as Kevin Bradley Carlson, age 27, of the 18700 block of Sparkling Water Drive in Germantown.
The pedestrian is identified as Christina Morris-Ward, age 15, of the 19900 block of Sweetgum Circle in Germantown. Morris is a 10th grade student at Seneca Valley High School. At the time of the collision, Morris was walking in the direction of the high school and it is believed that she was walking to school.
The circumstances surrounding this collision remain under investigation. Investigators are asking anyone who witnessed this collision to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620. Callers may remain anonymous.