Takoma Park Fatal Collision Investigated

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department-Collision Reconstruction Unit are investigating a single-vehicle fatal collision that occurred in Takoma Park.

On Thursday, October 22 at approximately 7:27 p.m., officers from the Takoma Park Police Department and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to 7810 Carroll Avenue for the report of a collision.  Preliminary investigation has indicated that a tan, 2000, Toyota Corolla was traveling north on Carroll Avenue.  For reasons still under investigation, the car left the right side of the roadway and struck a stone wall and embankment in front of a residence.

The driver succumbed to his injuries at the scene.  He has been identified as Yoftahea Afework Melese, 20 years old, of the 7700 block of Maple Avenue in Takoma Park.

The front seat passenger, identified as a 16-year-old female, was transported to Suburban Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.  The rear seat passenger, identified as 16-year-old male, was transported to Washington Hospital Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

This collision remains under investigation.  Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620.

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White Oak Fatal Pedestrian Collision Investigated

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department-Collision Reconstruction Unit are investigating a fatal pedestrian collision that occurred this morning in the White Oak area of Silver Spring.

At approximately 6:01 a.m., 3rd District officers and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the southbound lanes of Route 29, just south of New Hampshire Avenue, for the report of a collision involving a pedestrian.

Preliminary investigation has indicated that the pedestrian, identified as Michelle Sena Hoyah, 18 years old, of the 300 block of Rutgers Street in Rockville, was crossing Route 29 between New Hampshire Avenue and Oak Leaf Drive.  A gold, 2011, Toyota Camry was traveling south on Route 29 and struck Hoyah in the traffic lanes.  Michelle Hoyah was transported to Holy Cross Hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.

The driver of the Toyota is identified as Maxwell Larbi, 35 years old, of the 11600 block of Lockwood Drive in White Oak.

This collision remains under investigation.  Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620.

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Detectives Investigate Bethesda Fatal Pedestrian Collision

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department-Collision Reconstruction Unit are investigating a fatal pedestrian collision that occurred this evening in Bethesda.

At approximately 6:57 p.m., officers and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the intersection of River Road and Springfield Drive for the report of a collision involving a pedestrian.

Preliminary investigation has indicated that the pedestrian, identified as Margaret McDowell Wydro, age 95, of the 6000 block Springfield Drive in Bethesda, was crossing River Road from south to north at Springfield Drive (toward the Kenwood Club) in the area of the marked crosswalk.  A 2007 BMW 335i  was traveling east on River Road (toward Washington, D.C.) and struck Wydro.  Wydro succumbed to her injuries at the scene.

The driver of the BMW is identified as Kenneth Samuel Bravman, age 30, of the 4100 block of Albermarle Street NW in Washington, D.C.

Detectives continue to investigate what the traffic signal and pedestrian crossing signal showed at the time of the collision.

This collision remains under investigation.  Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620.

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Tip-A-Cop to Benefit Special Olympics Maryland

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WHAT: As part of the national Tip-A-Cop event, officers will collect tips and help serve Red Robin restaurant guests to raise funds for Special Olympics Maryland (SOMD). Events like “Tip-A-Cop” help the Special Olympics provide physical fitness and healthcare education programs at no cost to the Special Olympic athletes and their families.

 

 

 

WHO: The following agencies will have officers represented:

• Montgomery County Police Department
• Chevy Chase Village Police Department
• Gaithersburg Police Department
• Maryland-National Capital Park Police – Montgomery County Division
• Montgomery County Police Explorers
• Rockville City Police Department
• Takoma Park Police Department

WHEN: Saturday, October 24

TIME: 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

WHERE: The Red Robin restaurant located at 20001 Century Boulevard in Germantown

Residents are invited to come out and eat a great meal while supporting a great cause!

RLG

Media Advisory: Press Conference on October 22 Regarding Hit-and-Run Collision Investigation

ABOUT:  On October 6, the Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) issued a press release regarding a hit-and-run collision involving a 14-year-old boy riding his bicycle to school.

Tomorrow, on October 22, MCPD will hold a press event where:
• The 14-year-old victim and his father will speak.
• The police department will be asking for the public’s help in locating the vehicle and driver involved in this hit-and-run collision.
• Montgomery County Councilmember Craig Rice will be in attendance and available for questions.

WHEN:  Tomorrow – Thursday, October 22 at 11:00 a.m.

WHERE:

5th District station
20000 Aircraft Drive
Germantown, MD 20874
Outside – Front entrance/parking area

If you have questions, please contact the Public Information Office at:
240-773-5030

RLG