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.
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!
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.
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: