Bethesda Collision Now Classified as Fatal

Montgomery County Police have been investigating a personal injury collision that occurred in Bethesda on December 28.

The lone occupant of the vehicle succumbed to her injuries on December 30. This collision is now reclassified as a fatal.

At approximately 3:45 p.m. on December 28, Montgomery County Fire Rescue Services and 2nd District officers responded to a single vehicle personal injury collision in the 4800 block of Bethesda Avenue. The initial investigation revealed a 1997 Honda CR-V had backed up from a parking space, began driving forward, accelerated and struck the wall of the parking garage causing significant damage.

The driver, who has been identified as Gail Silverstone, 88 years old, of 6600 block of 32nd Place Northwest, Washington D.C., was alert and speaking with first responders on the scene and later on, at Suburban Hospital where she had been transported. She passed on December 30.

Investigators would like to speak with witnesses to this collision. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620.